The Interventional Radiology Service

What procedures are offered?

The IR service can perform procedures that can treat a large variety of disease in both dogs and cats.

Urinary

  • Urethral stenting for lower urinary tract obstructions
  • Laser lithotripsy for non-invasive urinary stone management
  • Ureteral stenting for ureteral strictures, stones, or obstructive bladder TCC
  • Urethral bulking injection for management of urinary incontinence
  • Laser ablation of ectopic ureters

Cardiac

  • Amplatzer closure of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker implantation for treatment of AV block
  • Implantable ECG loop recorders

Vascular

  • Transjugular coil embolization for intrahepatic portosystemic shunts
  • Chemoembolization of inoperable or non-responsive tumours
  • Glue embolization of congenital vascular anomalies

Respiratory

  • Tracheal stenting for tracheal collapse
  • Nasopharyngeal ballooning and stenting for nasopharyngeal stenosis

Gastrointestinal

  • Oesophageal and colonic stenting for stricture or obstructive tumours