Vascular & Interventional Radiology Associates (VIRA) of Central Georgia works with primary care physicians and other medical specialists to provide minimally-invasive diagnostic services and treatment of specific conditions. Our board certified VIRA physicians are experts in this innovative field, combining state-of-the-art radiological and surgical skills that offer patients alternatives to many standard diagnostic and surgical procedures.
What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional radiology is a highly-specialized, technical field, involving the use of small, pencil-tip-sized incisions in the skin to thread tiny, miniaturize tools into the body. The procedure is carefully monitored in “real time” via state-of-the-art imaging equipment that guides the physician to the pathology.
Interventional radiology treatments are much easier on the patient than standard surgery because they involve small incisions, minimal pain, and short hospital stays. These treatments also significantly reduce overall patient costs.