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National and world reference in Interventional Radiology, CRIEP combines scientific knowledge, health and research. Since 1997 a team of doctors (with Doctoral degrees and Associate Professors) obtained at the University of São Paulo (USP) works in tune with what is new and relevant in their specialties, bringing innovations that become a reference for national and international health centers.
To provide excellence in medical care, teaching and research with a specialized medical team and scientifically based results.
To be a national and international reference in medical treatment, through a people management that encourages professional growth based on meritocracy.
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It is a new medical specialty aimed at treating various diseases in a minimally invasive manner using modern imaging techniques. The procedures are performed through a small skin cut of about 3mm (mostly in the groin (femoral) or arm (radial) areas), which does not need stitches and leaves no scar. In some cases, the interventionist "creates" new paths to reach the desired location more easily. All treatments are performed with a small tube called a catheter.
The Interventional Radiologist performs surgeries (procedures) using high resolution imaging equipment such as: angiograph (takes snapshots of arteries and veins using X-ray), ultrasound/ultrasonography and computed tomography to guide fine instruments such as catheters that are introduced in the blood vessels (arteries and veins). Surgeries are performed by means of catheters and/or instruments that can be conducted through the blood vessels. In some situations, the interventional radiologist "creates" new routes so that can reach treatment target more easily. Most treatments are already covered by the Unified Health System (SUS) and health insurances.
• The risks are smaller than those of open (conventional) surgery and
provide patients with the latest medicine technologies.
• Most interventions can be performed with a very short period of
hospitalization and some do not need hospitalization at all (outpatient
care or day hospital).
• Most procedures do not require general anesthesia.
• Risk of complications, pain and recovery time are significantly reduced.
• Lower risk for patients with other comorbidities (hypertension, diabetes,
obesity, among other diseases), for elderly patients and/or who take
medications such as anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents (blood
• Due to all these factors, most of the time, procedures are generally
more affordable than traditional methods.
• Makes possible an early return of the patient to his/her family and
friends, and to their work activities.
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