Nationally recognized and specially trained physician experts comprise interventional radiology within the UCSF Radiology and Biomedical Imaging department. All of our interventional radiologists have extensive experience and success using minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat patients with a wide variety of disorders. These techniques are less invasive than open surgery, therefore recovery is faster and there is generally less discomfort, and fewer associated complications.
All of our interventional radiologists are board-certified radiologists with advanced training in image-guided procedures and subspecialty certification from the American Board of Radiology in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
In addition to world leadership in certain procedures, UCSF interventional radiologists are “treating physicians” who evaluate patients in our interventional radiology clinic. The types of disorders we evaluate and treat include primary and metastatic liver cancers, liver or bile duct diseases requiring billiary drainage, uterine fibroids, peripheral vascular diseases and disorders of circulation. Our physicians recommend appropriate therapies, refer patients for procedures, admit patients to the hospital when necessary, and see the patients for follow-up care. We work collaboratively with our surgical and medical colleagues to ensure that our patients receive the potential benefits of all therapeutic alternatives and experience superb outcomes.
Dr. Maureen Kohi and Dr. Robert Kerlan preparing for a
billiary drainage procedure in order to drain obstructed bile ducts.