Interventional Radiology

K. Pallav Kolli, MD, Appointed Chief of Interventional Radiology

The department is pleased to announce that K. Pallav Kolli, MD has accepted the position of chief of Interventional Radiology, effective October 18, 2021. 

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE): A Physician's Perspective

Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally-invasive therapy offered at UCSF by interventional radiology physicians to patients. Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD shares his thoughts on the safety, effectiveness and benefits of this procedure and more.

Five UCSF Interventional Radiology Faculty Inducted as SIR Fellows

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to congratulate K. Pallav Kolli, MD, Vishal Kumar, MD, Evan Lehrman, MD, R. Peter Lokken, MD and Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD, members of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Fellowship (FSIR) Class of 2020.

Varicose Veins Treatment: A Q&A with UCSF Interventional Radiologists

Varicose veins are common condition involving swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. UCSF Radiology interventional radiologists answered a few common questions about Endovenous Ablation Therapy that patients and physicians might have.

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins Now Available to Patients at UCSF Radiology

At UCSF Radiology, interventional radiologists use minimally invasive procedures as surgical alternatives for treatment of varicose veins.

TURP Alternatives: What Urologists Need to Know About Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

TURP Alternatives for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) include prostate artery embolization (PAE), a minimally invasive image-guided procedure (MIIP).

Pioneering a Range of New Uses for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

Using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), Matthew Bucknor, MD and his team are finding new ways to treat patients with uterine fibroids and bone metastasis.

UCSF Radiology Announces New Interventional Radiology Clinical Space

UCSF Radiology is excited to announce that our Interventional Radiology Clinic at UCSF Health Parnassus campus now has a new home.

Prostate Artery Embolization Now Available to Patients at UCSF

Interventional radiology physicians at UCSF, including Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD, now offer an alternative to prostate surgery—prostate artery embolization (PAE).

Uterine Artery Embolization: A Nonsurgical Approach to Treating Symptomatic Fibroids

A second minimally invasive procedure used at UCSF to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids is called uterine artery embolization (UAE, sometimes known as uterine fibroid embolization or UFE.) This procedure works by blocking the blood supply to fibroids, which causes the fibroid tumors to shrink and die. UAE is an alternative to open surgery or laparoscopic surgery for fibroids. UAE is performed while the patient is conscious, but sedated and feeling no pain, and does not require general anesthesia.

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