Our small animal interventional radiology (IR) service is composed of a team of specialists who work together to offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, liver and vascular diseases in cats and dogs.
Advantages of minimally invasive procedures typically include:
- Decreased pain and complications
- Faster recovery times
- Shorter anesthesia time
- Reduced hospital stays
- Lower costs
- More palliative care and/or treatment options for diseases that where previously considered untreatable
Procedures are usually performed through a blood vessel or a natural opening (such as the nose or urethra) and are occasionally performed through a small incision. We use a range of specialized state-of-the-art equipment, including a high-definition fluoroscopy unit, advanced endoscopy equipment, and a holmium: YAG laser. Our interventional radiology suite is one of the most well-equipped in the Southeast.
If you are referred to the UGA IR service, we will work to achieve a diagnosis and discuss the most appropriate treatment for your pet. The estimated cost, risks, and benefits of each procedure will be discussed with you during your visit.