Interventional Radiology

Long Island Veterinary Specialists is proud to be one of the few veterinary specialty hospitals in the country to offer Interventional Radiology. Interventional Radiology uses advanced, minimally-invasive techniques to treat a broad range of health issues.

Interventional radiology involves using fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and endoscopy to access and treat specific parts of the body without surgery. For example, we can use catheters, stents and other devices to improve blood flow to certain organs, or safely deliver drugs directly to a cancerous tumor.

Since Interventional Radiology uses minimally-invasive techniques, pets experience less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. Plus, interventional radiology is often more cost-effective than surgery, it offers a less-risky treatment option for conditions that have poor outcomes associated with traditional surgical intervention, and it allows us to treat many diseases in small animals that were previously difficult to treat. To learn more, call us at (516) 501-1700.

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A non-surgical approach to treatment

The conditions we can treat with Interventional Radiology

  • Blood clots
  • Liver disorders (including liver shunts)
  • Kidney, ureteral, bladder stones
  • Kidney disease
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Disorders of the lung and windpipe, including tracheal collapse
  • Benign and cancerous tumors

The services we provide through Interventional Radiology

  • Contrast studies
  • Fluoroscopy – swallow studies, tracheal collapse, and additional therapeutic uses
  • Percutaneous cystolithotomy (minimally-invasive bladder stone removal)
  • Urethral stents for urethral neoplasia, strictures, or benign obstructive urethritis
  • Tracheal stents for collapsing trachea and tracheal strictures
  • Nasopharyngeal stenting
  • Esophageal and colonic ballooning for both neoplastic and benign strictures
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The specialists at LIVS always attempt to use the least-invasive method for any treatment, and interventional radiology enables us to offer a wide range of new options for treating your pet.