Healthcare Services and Programs

Interventional Radiology

OhioHealth Interventional Radiology at Riverside Methodist is the largest interventional radiology center in central Ohio and fifth largest center in the United States.

Interventional Radiology Center at Riverside Methodist
3535 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Scheduling and general questions: (614) 340.7741
Map for Interventional Radiology

A physician referral is required.

What Is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat neurovascular, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular conditions without surgery.

Interventional radiologists use fluoroscopy, CT scan, ultrasound and MRI to guide tiny catheters and wires through the body's vascular system to deliver treatment to specific areas of the body. Many conditions that once required surgery now are treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists, offering patients less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.

Our Team of Experts 

Our team of experts at OhioHealth Interventional Radiology includes 14 highly specialized interventional radiologists and more than 40 licensed professionals dedicated to interventional radiology. 

Interventional Radiology Procedures at OhioHealth 

More than 100 interventional procedures are performed at OhioHealth Interventional Radiology in different specialties that include neurovascular, oncology, gynecology, pain management, cardiology and vascular disease. Some of these procedures include:

Interventional Radiology

  • Arterial intervention
  • Chole  drainage tubes
  • Dialysis catheters
  • Embolizations for bleeding, tumors, vascular malformations
  • Filter placements
  • Fistula care
  • GI/GU interventions - drainages, stents
  • Pain management, including epidurals, radiofrequency nerve ablation and vertebralplasties
  • Paracentesis
  • Renal ablations
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tubalplasties
  • Ureteral stents
  • Uterine artery embolizations
  • Venous thrombectomies

Interventional Oncology

Interventional Radiology is involved in every aspect of cancer care, including diagnosis, minimally invasive therapies and palliation of cancer-related end-of-life symptoms.

  • Biopsies
  • Chemo embolization
  • Chemotherapy catheters
  • Chemotherapy ports
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Yttrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy

Neurointerventional Radiology

  • Coiling and other treatments for brain aneurysms
  • Embolization for brain AVMs and dural fistulas
  • Stroke intervention
  • Stenting of carotid artery disease both in the neck and brain
  • Spinal vascular abnormalities
  • Refracting nose bleeds
  • Tumor embolization

Our Neurointerventional Expertise

Our neurointerventional radiologists play a critical role in the care and treatment of neurovascular stroke and aneurysm patients.

  • OhioHealth Riverside Methodist is the first hospital in Ohio to achieve first-class designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This recognition positions us among an elite group of providers across the nation responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care. We are the busiest Stroke Center in the state.
  • We are consistently among the first to use leading-edge neurovascular treatments and technologies that have included brain aneurysm coil treatment and Solitaire and Trevo stroke treatments. Learn more.
  • With the new OhioHealth Neuroscience Center opening in 2015, OhioHealth Interventional Radiology will expand to provide three additional, dedicated, state-of-the-art neurointerventional procedure suites.

Services Available to You and Your Family 

The Interventional Radiology Center has a quiet waiting room available with an electronic tracking board that allows friends and family members to monitor the progress of a loved one throughout his or her procedure. Wireless Internet connection is available.