Though our tools and techniques are often complex, we specialize in breakthrough care for a simple reason: getting you back to life as you planned it. Interventional radiology allows us to perform most procedures outpatient and discharge most patients the same day of their procedure, for a fast, safe and successful recovery at home.

Interventional radiology helps us treat medical conditions in virtually every part of the body, including cancer care. Our team will always take the time to personally answer your questions about this advanced form of surgery. Along with our in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available, we offer patients diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties, as well as access to nursing support and three state-of-the-art interventional radiology suites.

Conditions We Treat

To make recovery as fast and painless as possible, we emphasizes the use of interventional radiology and the some of the least-invasive techniques available to diagnose and treat many conditions, including cancer. Our team leads in providing endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial and venous disease.

  • Acute arterial hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Biliary stenting/drainage
  • Celiac plexus neurolysis/block
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Dialysis access maintenance
  • Interventional oncology
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Peripheral arterial disease (extremities, renals, mesenterics, abdominal aneurysms)
  • Portal hypertension
  • Prostate embolization
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Symptomatic fibroids
  • Symptomatic varicocele
  • Urinary tract conditions/BHP
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular access
  • Venous diseases
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Treatments and Procedures

The interventional radiology team is experienced in safely using imaging and ultrasound to guide treatment at the source of the disease. It makes our procedures faster and safer than open surgeries – and does not require anesthesia. Our physicians offer comprehensive vascular and nonvascular image-guided procedures, from diagnostics and cancer care to addressing men’s and women’s unique health needs.

  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Artery embolization
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Catheter-directed thrombolysis/thrombectomy
  • Chemoembolization
  • Embolization of gastrointestinal, postpartum, hematuria, bronchial, or traumatic bleeding
  • Fibroid embolization
  • Gonadal vein embolization
  • Inferior Vena Cava filters (implantable, permanent, retrievable and temporary)
  • Laser endovenous ablation
  • Percutaneous ablation
  • PleurX (tunneled peritoneal/pleural catheter placement)
  • Radioembolization
  • Refractory hematuria
  • Renal tumor ablation
  • Stenting
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
  • Tumor ablation
  • Urinary tract catheterization/stenting
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Varix embolization
  • Y-90 radioembolization

Our Doctors

As members of the community themselves, Froedtert South Medical Staff physicians offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available, coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties, to help facilitate effective treatment — and faster recovery — for our neighbors here in southeastern Wisconsin.

David Curry, M.D.
David Curry, M.D. Interventional Radiologist
Michael Ginsburg, M.D.
Michael Ginsburg, M.D. Interventional Radiologist


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Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment that helps improve lower urinary tract symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, with lower risk of the sexual side effects such as retrograde ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, which can occur from surgery.

PAE is performed by an interventional radiologist (IR), a doctor who uses X-rays and other advanced imaging to see inside the body and treat conditions without surgery.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a proven, non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids. The UFE procedure, also known as uterine artery embolization, is clinically proven to reduce the major symptoms of fibroids, including pelvic pain and pressure, excessive and prolonged bleeding, and frequent urination. It is often performed as an outpatient procedure and the procedure itself lasts about an hour. Compared to a larger surgical incision, UFE is performed through a small incision in the upper thigh or the wrist to provide access to the arteries feeding the fibroids.

UFE is performed by an Interventional Radiologist (IR), a doctor who uses X-rays and other imaging techniques to see inside the body and treat conditions without surgery.