Minimally Invasive Surgery Alternatives

Interventional radiology procedures decrease risk and pain while offering shorter recovery times and fewer complications to get you back to your normal routine quickly.

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Specialties & Procedures

RRIA Vascular and Interventional radiology specialists provide the highest level of care for the patients we serve. Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive image guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases in nearly every organ system. The focus of Interventional Radiology is to care for patients using the least invasive techniques available in order to minimize patient complications and discomfort while improving outcomes.

Pain Procedures

Our physicians perform pain procedures for the treatment of many orthopedic and spine disorders. Some procedures can also diagnose and pinpoint the origin of the pain. We provide epidural injections, selective nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation and more.

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Women's Health

Interventional Radiologists specialize in minimally invasive procedures using imaging guidance. Interventional Radiologists perform alternatives to surgery in treating uterine fibroid tumors.

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Men's Health

Our physicians offer non-surgical procedures to treat an enlarged or troublesome prostate and the complications that come with it.

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Liver & Gastrointestinal Care

Interventional Radiologists use advanced imaging to guide a small needle or catheter to diagnose and treat a wide range of non-cancer liver conditions such as TIPSS and stone disease.

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Vascular Care

RRIA Interventional Radiologists and our Vascular Medicine specialists use a team approach for diagnosing and treating peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, and aortic aneurysms.

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Oncology Care

Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates provide treatment options for removing tumors: cryoablation (freezing the tumor) as well as radiofrequency ablation (cauterizing the tumor).

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What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)?

Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates (RRIA) provide innovative treatments for uterine fibroids, pain, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins as well as many other types of minimally invasive procedures in the Columbus, Ohio area.

In addition to being expertly trained at some of the leading medical institutions, our physician specialists are medical pioneers in maximizing the evolving technological advancements on behalf of our patients and hospital partners. Our reputation as quality care leaders and innovators has made us the physicians of choice to investigate new interventional technologies and treatments by the nation's leading clinical research organizations.

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Brain Aneurysm Treatment

"On the morning of March 14, 2016, I was doing my normal workout routine at the gym. After I had finished, I stood up with the worst headache of my life and then I collapsed. I was diagnosed with four aneurysms in my brain. Two of them had ruptured. I was transported to OhioHealth’s Riverside Methodist Hospital, where I was treated by Drs. Peter J. Pema of Riverside Radiology & Interventional Associates (RRIA) and James Uselman, MD of the OhioHealth Neuroscience Center. I had two brain surgeries. After I regained consciousness, I was amazed by the extraordinary care I received from the physicians, nurses, and the entire staff. They treat you like you’re a member of their family. It was actually bittersweet to leave! Everyone was just extraordinary. They genuinely care about what they’re doing.

Today I am still living with two unruptured cerebral aneurysms. They're too small to treat, so I will remain under Dr. Pema’s care so they can continue to be monitored. I go back every couple years for an angiogram.

Thanks to the extraordinary team of specialists at RRIA, I got to marry the love of my life on August 17, 2016 in a skydive wedding in Vegas. Drs. Pema and Uselman thought I was crazy, but they determined me well enough and gave me the "all clear" to skydive and that I did."

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