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for the South West

“Had we not found Kieran and Highcroft, Pelle would not have survived. Now we look forward to many happy and healthy years with our lovely, happy dog! A big thank you to Kieran and the staff at Highcroft for taking such good care of Pelle. We are eternally grateful.”

Pelle's owner

Interventional radiology surgeries are associated with less pain, faster recovery time and shorter hospitalisation periods than routine surgical methods.

The interventional radiology team

Interventional radiology fees

The Highcroft Referrals team offers a range of interventional radiology (IR) procedures. These are minimally invasive techniques which are performed using image guidance (usually fluoroscopic) and avoid a more painful surgical approach. These procedures are performed via natural body orifices or using a percutaneous approach.

Most commonly, IR procedures are performed to treat dogs with heart disease such as patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonic stenosis or bradyarrhythmias.

Interventional radiology services

  • Tracheal stent placement for dogs with severe tracheal collapse
  • Urethral stent insertion to relieve the signs of urinary obstruction associated with prostatic or urethral neoplasia
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occlusion
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for dogs with pulmonic stenosis
  • Embolization of intra-hepatic portosystemic shunts
  • Pacemaker implantation for pets with bradyarrhythmias
  • Chemoembolization of neoplastic masses, especially large hepatocellular carcinomas

The IR techniques are adaptable to many situations and should be considered where a straightforward surgical option is not available.

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