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IR Centers at GBU

Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty in which board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians perform minimally invasive treatments using radiologic imaging for procedure guidance.

These minimally invasive procedures offer many advantages:

  • Same-day, office-based appointments
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Low complication risks
  • No general anesthesia needed
  • Easier to schedule

How can IR be used?

Interventional radiology can be used to treat a variety of urologic and urogynecologic conditions. Procedures include the following:

  • Prostate artery embolization (PAE) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
  • Ovarian vein embolization for the treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Rectal artery embolization for the treatment of hemorrhoids
  • Kidney tumor or angiomyolipoma (AML) embolization

Who is GBU's interventional radiologist?

Dr. Hesham Malik is a board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist who currently helms our IR Centers at Greater Boston Urology in Plymouth. Read more about Dr. Malik here.


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NOW OPEN: The IR Centers at GBU!

51 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
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