Learning About Embolization
Embolization is when something travels from one part of the bloodstream to another. It means blocking off a blood vessel, Dr. Ignacio Rua, Chief of Vascular Surgery with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Dr. Ripal Gandhi, Interventional Radiologist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, agree.
Dr. Gandhi also explains embolization is not only done for cancer. “It can be done for benign lesions as well, such as bleeding, aneurysms or benign tumors," he says.