Interventional & Vascular Institute of Northern Michigan
“Cutting Edge, 21st Century Medicine”
The Interventional & Vascular Institute of Northern Michigan was founded in 2005 by Dr. Christopher J. Mehall, and is under the direction of a group of Interventional Radiologists, which also includes Dr. Michael V. Ouimette. These physicians practice at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, MI, and operate other clinic locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Escanaba, Kingsford, and Sault Saint Marie. They use cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients using minimally-invasive procedures.
Some conditions these Interventional Radiologists treat include the following:
- Vascular Disease
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)
- Uterine Fibroids
- Varicose Veins
- Chronic Pain
Browse our website to find more information about how an Interventional Radiologist can care for you and your loved ones.
What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional Radiology is one of the fastest growing areas of medicine and is one of the most recently recognized medical specialties by the American Board of Medical specialists and the American Medical Association. Interventional radiologists specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments, performed under the guidance of medical imaging. They utilize their expertise in readings medical imaging studies, such as x-rays, CAT scans, MRI and ultrasound, to guide very small instruments such as catheters through the skin and blood vessels, to treat disease, often eliminating the need for open surgery. Learn More
The advantages of Interventional Radiology?
- Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis or will require only a very short hospital stay
- Most procedures are done with mild sedation. General anesthetic is usually not required.
- Complications, pain, and recovery time are often greatly reduced as compared with traditional treatments