Dr. Sridhar Devu have 11 years of expertise in Radio Diagnosis, Image-guided Interventions, Minimally invasive Endovascular Interventions and Day care Oncology related procedures.Interventional Radiology is the latest frontier in Medicine, paving new ways and methods of treatment options all done through a 3mm hole in a vessel. Medicine is evolving continuously at a tremendous speed adding years to average life span, unraveling new diseases and complex presentations. Increased access to technology, restricted physical activities, unhealthy lifestyle are contributing to the constant increase in lifestyle related disorders such as obesity, varicose veins, high blood pressure and other associated diseases from an earlier ageKnowledge and Expertise gained are of more worth when shared. A day or two, with hands on experience along with related theory is the best way to learn new skills. Image guided procedures require a good orientation of radiology tools and other hardware. I am glad to train radiologists and other allied branch specialists with these image guided procedures.All the procedures are done under local anesthesia, thereby surgically unfit patients are also taken care of, warding off the risks associated with anesthesia and prolonged stay in the hospital, hence the costs involved are minimized and rapid recovery is ensured. Interventional Radiology uses the imaging modules such as ultrasound, CT and C-arm (X-Rays), and with aid of wires and catheters reaches the target organs via the blood vessels by entering through a small prick of 3mm. The hazards associated with radiation are kept to the lowest possible by constant application of evolving technology and other protective measuresI am Dr. Sridhar Devu and have over 11 years of expertise in Radio Diagnosis, Image-guided Interventions, Minimally invasive Endovascular Interventions and Day care Oncology related procedures.The spectrum of Interventional Radiology includes pain management, peripheral vascular disease, men’s & woman’s health, cancer and stoke management. An interventional radiologist provides emergency care like controlling internal bleeder (Embolization) and also electively increasing flow to a non-healing ulcer on foot (Angioplasty). An Interventional Radiologist works in close association with other care providers to provide an integrated care, and adds significantly to the armamentarium especially when the options are significantly limited.Bronchial Artery Embolization
Bronchial Artery is one of the important blood vessels which supply blood to lungs. If there is any abnormalities or dilation which may cause disturbance in the blood flow and also cause poor pulmonary circulation, pulmonary artery obstruction, chronic or severe thromboembolic diseases. Untreated also cause heart failure and eventually death.
Bronchial artery interventions can be used in the treatment of haemoptysis, which is condition of coughing up of blood or bloody mucus. Haemoptysis also causes trauma, infections and other anatomical defects or tumours.
Treating Bronchial Artery
Bronchial artery embolization is a procedure in which the blood flow will be stopped to enter into the lungs. It is minimal invasive procedure by inserting a catheter to treat the affected area of the blood vessels enters in the lungs.
Local anaesthesia can be given to carry out the procedure. A small catheter of 2 to 3 mm will be inserted into the groin and with the help of angiogram techniques, it will reach the arterial bleeding blood vessel. They then insert a small particles or drugs or small coils to block the blood vessels and prevents bleeding.
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About the Author
Dr Sridhar Devu is a Consultant Interventional Radiologist. He has over 11 years of experience in the field of Radio Diagnosis.