Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) is a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Radiology that has rapidly evolved over the past 30 years to become an integral part of comprehensive patient care, providing minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of health problems.
The vascular and interventional radiology team at UAB is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals consisting of six full-time Interventional Radiologists, who are highly skilled and committed to providing the highest quality patient care for our community and our surrounding communities throughout the state and region. Our team also includes three full-time physician assistants, four full-time interventional fellows, rotating radiology residents, as well as a full complement of angiography nurses and technicians. Our group is also committed to providing high quality education for aspiring physicians and other healthcare professionals through our fellowship program, upcoming residency program, research trials, and medical student outreach.
Our group uses cutting edge interventional devices and state-of-the-art imaging techniques including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT scans) to perform a variety of innovative interventional procedures for treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), peripheral arterial, venous, urologic, and hepatobiliary diseases. Our group also performs Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS), varicocele embolization, uterine fibroid embolization, dialysis related interventions, spine interventions, and central venous access catheter placement and management. These procedures are often performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, are well tolerated by patients, and usually done on an outpatient basis. 8/26/15
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact, Ahmed M. Kamel Abdel Aal, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Chief, Interventional Radiology at (205) 975-4850.