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 Interventional Oncology

At Miami Cancer Institute, we have a long history of pioneering minimally invasive techniques and promoting an environment of discovery and collaboration. Interventional oncology brings together advanced technology, physician skill and research to deliver more effective cancer treatments.

Interventional oncology is a major component of comprehensive care, encompassing prevention, early detection, treatment options, patient support, clinical research and long-term patient follow-up.

Using advanced imaging equipment such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) to gain real-time views of the body, our experienced interventional oncologists conduct biopsies, destroy tumors, manage pain and complications and alleviate a variety of symptoms that can occur during cancer treatment. Because incisions are small and the procedures are precise, side effects and recovery time are minimal.

Miami Cancer Institute has the most advanced guide wires and catheters available, and is one of only 10 or fewer institutions in the world with access to the Magellan Robotic System, enabling physicians to deliver a full range of innovative inte

  • Bone cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach cancer

Among the procedures our interventional oncologists perform are:

  • Ablation therapy (cryoablation, microwave ablation and radiofrequency ablation)
  • Biopsy
  • Central venous access management (chemotherapy port, groshong lines, tunneled central venous lines, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC))
  • Drainage (paracentesis, thoracentesis)
  • Embolotherapy (bland embolization, chemoembolization, drug-eluting bead chemoembolization, radioembolization, uterine artery embolization, Yttrium-90 radioembolization)
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Thrombolytic therapy (Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) thrombolysis, thrombectomy, inferior vena cava (IVC) filter management)
  • Tube placement and management (Chemotherapy port, feeding tube, gastrostomy tube (G-tube), Jejunostomy tube (J-tube), gastrostomy-jejunostomy tube (G-J tube))
  • Hepatobiliary intervention (biliary drainage, stents, drains, cholecystostomy, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS))
  • Pain management (epidural injections, intercostal nerve blocks, visceral blocks)
  • Stenting (carotid, esophageal, intravascular, drug-eluding stents)
  • Vascular therapies (arterial and venous evaluations, angiography (visceral, peripheral, cerebral), graft placement (endovascular abdominal aortic, thoracic aortic), percutaneous atherectomy, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (balloon angioplasty))