As technology advances, the medical field also advances with it. Traditional medical care can be vigorous, have a lot of complications, and cause too much pain. However, this is not the case for Dr. Andrew Doe and his team at Alate Health. They have combined their tremendous experience and skills with state-of-the-art technology to provide you the best care for your interventional radiology treatments. The specialty involves procedures that include minimally invasive surgery for conditions like fibroids, pains like joint and back pains, and vein issues. Let’s take a deeper dive into what they entail.
Fibroids are medical conditions in which abnormal growths occur in a woman’s uterus. There are mainly four types of fibroids. The first ones are the intramural fibroids which grow between the muscles of the uterus. They include anterior intramural fibroids, posterior intramural fibroids, and fundal intramural fibroids found at the front, back, and top of the uterus, respectively. They cause heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding between cycles, and pelvic pain. The second type is the submucosal fibroids that grow in the endometrium and project into the uterine cavity. It can cause fertility issues if it grows large enough to block the fallopian tube. It also causes pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. The third type is the subserosal fibroids which are bumps on the outside of the uterus wall. They cause increased urination and pelvic pain. Pedunculated fibroids are the last type of fibroids that are benign growths attached to the uterine wall. They cause pelvic pain, intense cramping, prolonged bleeding, and abdominal pressure. Treatment will depend on the type and the intensity of the fibroids but ranges from prescription medication to minimally invasive surgery.
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
This is the enlargement of the prostate gland of a man, which mostly happens as they age. It puts pressure on the urethra, causing bladder and kidney damage, trouble controlling urine, weak or intermittent urine stream, and could cause urinary tract infections. Treatment of the illness is mostly done through surgery, but it is dependent on the size of the prostate, your overall health, and your age. Alate Health has an alternative treatment procedure called prostate artery embolization or PAE. This procedure involves the use of x-ray technology and slowing the blood vessels supplying the prostate with blood using thousands of microspheres. This prevents the need for surgery, has very little complication rates, and one can return to normal activities within one or two days.
- Vein Problems
These include varicose veins and spider veins. They are characterized by damage to the valves that stop blood from flowing back to your legs, causing blood to pool in your legs, and weakening your blood vessels. They can cause your leg to swell if they are not treated. These vein problems are usually four times more likely to occur in men than in women. They can be caused by heavy lifting, pregnancy, a family history of venous insufficiency, jobs that require long periods of standing, and sometimes hormonal changes. Treatment depends on the kind of problem diagnosed, but it could involve sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, radiofrequency ablation, or VenaSeal.
Worry no more as your solution is here. Get your pain treatment today by booking an appointment at Alate Health. Let the experts handle your worries!