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Interventional Theatre

Easy Read Information

Interventional Theatre is when we use X-Rays or other scans to guide doctors to perform operations in your body.

It is used in key-hole surgery.


Who are we?

The department of Interventional Radiology is situated in Interventional Theatres in Main Xray on the ground floor of the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

What we do

Interventional radiology (abbreviated IR) is an area of radiology where minimally-invasive image-guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every body part.

Using the very latest medical technologies IR treats patients using the least invasive methods available minimizing risk and improve patient outcomes.

Interventional radiologists use X-rays, CT and ultrasound to guide instruments through the body. Procedures are performed through thin tubes and do not require surgery. By minimizing the physical trauma to the patient, peripheral interventions can reduce infection rates and recovery time, as well as shorten hospital stays.

Our expertise lies in stopping bleeding via embolisation and TIPSS, tumour destruction by radiofrequency ablation and chemotherapy delivery, the treatment of vascular disease, dialysis access, the treatment of arterio-venous malformations, and correcting biliary and urological obstruction.

Being referred

All examinations are by appointment only.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

An On Call service is in operation Monday – Friday 5pm – 9am

An On Call service is in operation at the weekend, Friday 5pm - Monday 9am

Contact Us

Interventional Theatres - 0151 706 2744