Interventional Radiology Specialists

Moffitt Cancer Center’s Interventional Radiology Program regularly accepts patients referred by physicians across the country. Our interventional radiology specialists include board-certified physicians, advanced practice professionals, ICU trained nurses, subspecialty technologists, and others. Interventional Radiology utilizes minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions that previously required open surgery. This results in shorter recovery times and lower complication rates for our patients. In addition to our focus on top quality patient care, we continue to advance minimally invasive image-guided treatments through multispecialty tumor boards and research.

What do interventional radiology specialists do?

Moffitt’s interventional radiology specialists utilize imaging (MRIs , CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds) to perform minimally invasive procedures that previously required open surgery. At Moffitt, we strive to be at the frontline of cancer care and are up to date with the newest technology in treating cancer. Some of the frequently performed procedures at Moffitt include:

  • Placement of venous access devices (chest ports, tunneled and temporary central venous lines) 
  • Tumor embolizations (Chemoembolization, Radioembolization, Bland embolization)
  • Ablation (Microwave, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Cryoablation, thyroid nodule RFA)
  • Irreversible electroporation (IRE ablation, NanoKnife)
  • IVC filter placements and removals
  • Arterial or venous clot removals
  • Venous and arterial patency restoration
  • Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis thrombectomy and thrombolysis
  • Embolization of acute bleeding
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Embolization for pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Embolization for varicoceles
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Transjugular liver biopsy and hepatic venous pressures
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation and revision
  • Balloon occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices (BRTO)
  • Thoracic duct embolization for chyle leaks
  • Image guided biopsies (lungs, liver, kidney, bone, lymph node, thyroid, etc.)
  • Abscess drainages
  • Chest tube placements
  • Thoracentesis and tunneled chest PleurX catheter placement for recurrent pleural effusions
  • Paracentesis and tunneled abdominal PleurX catheter placement for recurrent ascites
  • Gastrostomy, gastrojejunostomy, and jejunostomy tube placement and exchanges
  • Bile duct interventions: percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC), biliary drainage (external and/or internal), biliary angioplasty, biliary stent placement, cholecystostomy tube placement.
  • Genitourinary interventions: pyelograms, nephrostomy tube placements, nephroureterostomy, internalization of nephrostomy tubes, ureteral balloon dilation, ureteral stent evaluations and exchanges, suprapubic catheter placements
  • Sclerotherapy of fluid collections (cysts, seromas, lymphoceles, etc.)
  • Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar puncture with or without intrathecal chemotherapy infusion
  • Epidural blood patch

For further and more detailed information on how Interventional Radiology procedures can be beneficial in your care, please refer to the Society of Interventional Radiology page or visit our Moffitt YouTube channel.

Moffitt’s Interventional Radiology Program is located at the Muriel Rothman Building of the Magnolia campus and regularly treats patients with many different malignancies, including cancers of the breasts, kidneys, lungs, bones and prostate. Our interventional radiology specialists help to ensure each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to their needs.

We focus on more than clinical treatment

At Moffitt, our focus extends far beyond clinical treatment. We also care deeply about our patients’ quality of life. We believe our minimally invasive approach allows for the fastest return to normal daily life while undergoing treatment. We understand that there are many challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis, which is why we have a full team of supportive care specialists under the same roof as our physicians. These professionals help patients navigate the unique challenges that come with undergoing cancer treatment.

If you are a health care provider looking to refer a patient to our interventional radiology specialists, complete our online form or contact a physician liaison for assistance or support. Moffitt emphasizes short referral times and will accommodate urgent referrals whenever possible.

Interventional Radiology Specialists Team

Interventional Radiology
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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Vascular & Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Radiology Vascular & Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Program:
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Program:
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Program:
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology