Artery embolization at Summit Interventional Radiology offers an alternative to surgery
In the past, surgery was the only way to treat certain conditions. Today, interventional radiology (IR) is offering minimally invasive solutions, and Summit Interventional Radiology is at the forefront of minimally invasive procedural therapy.
Under the direction of Preston Smith MD, our practice is providing outpatient treatment to help patients find effective relief. Dr. Smith and his team can use IR to treat conditions ranging from an enlarged prostate to uterine fibroids. Patients love that treatment with our Austin radiologist is effective and comes with faster recovery and less discomfort.
A bridge between medicine & surgery
Dr. Smith knows how serious undergoing surgery is, which is why he’s so passionate about educating patients on alternatives through interventional radiology. In many cases, his techniques provide an alternative to traditional surgery for various conditions. Patients facing men’s or women’s health issues, hemorrhoids, peripheral artery and vein diseases, diabetic ulcers and certain cancers may be candidates for IR. Additionally, his techniques can be a form of pain management.
The IR process involves a tiny device called a catheter, which our Austin radiologist uses to block off or open up vessels in the problem area. The result is effective relief. Best of all, patients can return home after their procedure and resume their normal activities within a few days.
When it comes to interventional radiology, experience matters, and Dr. Smith offers a wealth of it. This board certified vascular and interventional radiologist completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He then went on to complete the prestigious vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This is one of the top programs in the world for this specialty.
Throughout Dr. Smith’s career, he has been at the forefront of vascular and interventional radiology, dedicating 100% of his time to his craft. This level of focus has allowed him to become a pioneer in the field. For example, he was among the first physicians to start performing prostate artery embolization in Texas in 2017. Dr. Smith also began providing genicular artery embolization, an emerging nonsurgical treatment for knee arthritis, in 2021.
Today, Dr. Smith and his caring and supportive team continue to bring the highest level of care to patients seeking an alternative to traditional surgery. Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment with our Austin radiologist.
At the forefront of vascular and interventional radiology
Dr. Smith believes patents know their bodies best, so he and his team work with patients to develop a customized treatment plan that suits their goals. The patient’s health and safety as well as their comfort and concerns always come first.