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Asiri Centre for Interventional Radiology

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Asiri Centre for Interventional Radiology

The Interventional Radiology division at Asiri Central Hospital was established in 2013, with the installation of the first biplane neuro digital subtraction angiography unit in Sri Lanka. The unit has its own well-equipped patient-receiving area and recovery area with facilities for anaesthesia.

Interventional radiology is rapidly developing and is one of the most technically advanced fields in modern medical practice. Today, many patients are treated with minimally invasive techniques using image guidance, instead of major surgery. This treatment results in equal or better outcomes, as shown by reduced infection rates and recovery time, and a shorter hospital stay. In some situations, it is the only available treatment to prevent mortality or significant morbidity.

Hence, it can be identified as the surgical wing of radiology.

Centre outcomes are comparable with the best such centres of excellence in the world.

Our Services & Treatments

Disease/ Condition Minimally Invasive Endovascular Management

Peripheral Interventions

Arterial occlusive disease Peripheral arterio venous malformations
Peripheral vascular/ aortic Aneurysms/ pseudoaneurysms Endovascular stenting / stent graft
Deep vein thrombosis+/- pulmonary embolism Placement of IVC filter, Microwave/ RFA ablation
Peripheral arterio venous malformations Endovascular embolization
Peripheral vascular tumors Preoperative embolization to reduce blood loss

Genitourinary Interventions

Hydronephrosis due to ureteric Obstruction Percutaneous nephrostomy + stenting
Varicocele Testicular vein embolization
Uterine fibroids Embolization of uterine artery
Renal artery stenosis Renal artery angioplasty +/- stenting
Post-partum hemorrhage Endovascular embolization
AV fistula or acute renal bleeding following trauma Embolization of segmental intra renal arteries

Gastrointestinal Interventions

GI pseudoaneurysms, angiodysplasia /ulcers Endovascular embolization
Hypersplenism due to splenomegaly Embolization of splenic artery

Pulmonary Interventions

Pulmonary AVM/ Aneurysms Endovascular embolization
Bronchiectasis/ Mycetoma following Past TB Endovascular embolization

Hepato – biliary Interventions

Biliary obstruction Percutaneous biliary drainage/ stenting
Hepatoma/ Vascular liver secondaries Trans Arterial Chemo Embolization (TACE)
Liver tumors awaiting lobectomy Percutaneous portal vein embolization
Liver/ lung/ renal tumors Guided radio frequency ablation
Portal hypertension Trans Jugular Intra Hepatic Porto-systemic shunt (TIPS)
Budd chiari syndrome Percutaneous hepatic venoplasty
Liver parenchymal disease Trans-jugular liver biopsy

Head, neck and spinal interventions

Cerebral aneurysms Coil embolization/ placement of flow diverter stent
Carotico cavernous fistula Endovascular embolization
Dural arterio venous fistula of brain or spine Endovascular embolization
Cerebral or spinal arterio venous malformation Endovascular embolization
Vein Galen malformation Endovascular embolization
Vascular tumours of brain and spine
Eg: Meningioma/ paragangliomas
Preoperative embolization to reduce blood loss
Scalp arterio venous malformations Percutaneous embolization
Pituitary microadenoma Petrosal sinus venous sampling
Carotid artery stenosis Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
Acute stroke Endovascular clot retrieval
Vascular malformation/ post traumatic epistaxis Endovascular embolization

Why choose Asiri Interventional Radiology?

  • Equipped with an advanced bi-plane digital subtraction angiography unit.
  • Patient receiving and recovery area located within the unit.
  • Dedicated, trained interventional radiologists working 24/7 dealing with any interventional procedures from minor peripheral interventions to complex neuro-interventions with results comparable to any centre of excellence in the world.
  • Dedicated team with anesthetist and support staff.
  • Able to perform neurointerventional procedures in patients with haemorrhage due to ruptured aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, replacing major neurosurgery, in most instances with excellent results. These procedures minimise physical and psychological trauma to the patient with faster recovery and better outcomes, changing horizons for the patients facing these acute problems.

Our Achievements

  • Placement of flow diverter stent as definitive treatment for giant and recurrent aneurysms was performed for the first time in Sri Lanka in 2015 and is now a routine procedure for these patients.

About Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is an advanced medical specialty that utilizes advanced imaging techniques to perform precise and minimally invasive procedures.

IR is a revolutionary approach to healthcare, which enables unclogging of blocked arteries, closing off abnormal blood vessels, delivering targeted treatments to tumors, and much more. This technology involves smaller incisions, reduced pain, faster recovery times, and fewer complications compared to traditional surgical methods.

For instance, neuro-interventional procedures including endovascular embolization of cerebral aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations are replacing major neurosurgery and are performed with minimal physical and psychological trauma.

Additionally, mechanical clot retrieval in cases of acute stroke is becoming an essential component of an advanced medical practice. This has revolutionized the potential outcomes for these patients, offering them a chance of a fully functional life vs. death or permanent disability.

Such successes are seen in multiple disciplines in medicine, making IR vital to our healthcare centres.

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