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Las Cruces Interventional Radiologists

Life-Changing Procedures For Uterine Fibroids, Enlarged Hemorrhoids, Knee Pain, Peripheral Artery Disease, & Liver Cancer.

Safe, minimally invasive, and faster recovery!

Please Note: We have relocated our Las Cruces practice. We kindly invite you to visit our El Paso location.

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Uterine Fibroids
Enlarged Prostate
Hemorrhoids
Knee Pain
Peripheral Artery Disease
Liver Cancer

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the wall of the uterus, often causing symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain. They are the most common type of benign tumors in women’s reproductive systems.

Common symptoms include:

  • Heavy Periods
  • Long Periods
  • Pelvic Pressure or Pain
  • Frequent Need to Urinate
  • Constipation
  • Backache or Leg Pain

A hysterectomy is not your only solution. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UEF) is an FDA-approved alternative has been around for over 20 yearsand unlike a hysterectomy.

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An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition in men where the prostate gland gradually increases in size, potentially leading to urinary difficulties and requiring medical evaluation to rule out prostate cancer.

Common symptoms include:

  • Trouble starting or stopping urine flow (hesitancy)
  • Straining while peeing
  • Taking longer than usual to finish urinating
  • Urinary urgency or incontinence
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Trouble starting or stopping urine flow (hesitancy)

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Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus that can cause discomfort and pain. Hemorrhoids can occur internally, inside the rectum, or externally, around the anus. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes and over-the-counter remedies, while more severe cases may require medical procedures.

Common symptoms include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bright red blood after bowel movements
  • Itchy anus
  • Feeling of still needing to poop after going to the toilet
  • Mucus in your underwear or on toilet paper after wiping
  • Pain around your anus

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Knee pain is discomfort felt in or around the knee joint, which can be caused by various factors such as injury, arthritis, tendonitis, meniscus tears, overuse, or bursitis. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause and may include rest, medication, physical therapy, non-surgical treatments, or surgery.

Common symptoms include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • And more…

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by narrowed or blocked arteries in the limbs, primarily caused by atherosclerosis, and requires long-term management to reduce complications and improve cardiovascular health.

Common symptoms include:

  • Intermittent claudication (leg pain when walking that goes away when resting)
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in the lower legs and feet
  • Poor wound healing
  • Leg ulcers
  • Cold legs or feet
  • Leg discoloration
  • And more…

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Liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a malignant tumor that develops in the liver and is often associated with chronic liver disease caused by factors like alcohol abuse or viral hepatitis. Liver cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the liver begin to grow and multiply uncontrollably.

Common symptoms include:

  • Painless swelling of the abdomen
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Easy bruising bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Fever and chills

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the wall of the uterus, often causing symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain. They are the most common type of benign tumors in women’s reproductive systems.

Common symptoms include:

  • Heavy Periods
  • Long Periods
  • Pelvic Pressure or Pain
  • Frequent Need to Urinate
  • Constipation
  • Backache or Leg Pain

A hysterectomy is not your only solution. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UEF) is an FDA-approved alternative has been around for over 20 yearsand unlike a hysterectomy.

Learn More

Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition in men where the prostate gland gradually increases in size, potentially leading to urinary difficulties and requiring medical evaluation to rule out prostate cancer.

Common symptoms include:

  • Trouble starting or stopping urine flow (hesitancy)
  • Straining while peeing
  • Taking longer than usual to finish urinating
  • Urinary urgency or incontinence
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Trouble starting or stopping urine flow (hesitancy)

Learn More

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus that can cause discomfort and pain. Hemorrhoids can occur internally, inside the rectum, or externally, around the anus. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes and over-the-counter remedies, while more severe cases may require medical procedures.

Common symptoms include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bright red blood after bowel movements
  • Itchy anus
  • Feeling of still needing to poop after going to the toilet
  • Mucus in your underwear or on toilet paper after wiping
  • Pain around your anus

Learn More

Knee Pain

Knee pain is discomfort felt in or around the knee joint, which can be caused by various factors such as injury, arthritis, tendonitis, meniscus tears, overuse, or bursitis. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause and may include rest, medication, physical therapy, non-surgical treatments, or surgery.

Common symptoms include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • And more…

Learn More

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by narrowed or blocked arteries in the limbs, primarily caused by atherosclerosis, and requires long-term management to reduce complications and improve cardiovascular health.

Common symptoms include:

  • Intermittent claudication (leg pain when walking that goes away when resting)
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in the lower legs and feet
  • Poor wound healing
  • Leg ulcers
  • Cold legs or feet
  • Leg discoloration
  • And more…

Learn More

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a malignant tumor that develops in the liver and is often associated with chronic liver disease caused by factors like alcohol abuse or viral hepatitis. Liver cancer occurs when abnormal cells within the liver begin to grow and multiply uncontrollably.

Common symptoms include:

  • Painless swelling of the abdomen
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Easy bruising bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and weight
  • Fever and chills

Learn More

Discover Your Alternative to Surgery

Interventional Radiology (IR) treatments replace invasive surgery with a small incision, resulting in less pain, safer procedures, and faster recovery.

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Very caring and attentive staff.
Everything went well. Reception is very well trained and helpful Thank you so much 😊
Scheduled a consultation with Dr. Williams, I was extremely satisfied with the quick check-in and attentive staff. I left the office with a great deal of confidence and assurance from Dr. Williams to receive the procedure!
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Insurance

Interventional radiology procedures are covered by most insurance companies.

Painfree

Interventional radiology treatments offer a minimally invasive and virtually painless alternative to traditional surgical procedures.

Super Fast Recovery

No complicated surgery required. Go home the same day with a band-aid.

15-45 Minutes

Depending on the treatments, some may take less than an hour!

Las Cruces Health Concerns

Interventional radiology is making a significant impact in Las Cruces, home to 1,088,420 residents. Conditions such as uterine fibroids, hemorrhoids, enlarged prostate, knee pain, as well as concerns like PAD and liver cancer, can be treated with no surgery.

At Imaging & Interventional Specialists, our expert interventional radiologist is here to help. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that can improve the lives of 1,088,420 residents. Discover how our interventions can make a difference in Las Cruces.

Quick Non-Invasive Procedure Allowing You To…

  • Enjoy a picturesque sunset while having a relaxing picnic in the serene surroundings of McKelligon Canyon
  • Embark on a delicious journey through El Paso’s vibrant culinary scene, savoring authentic Mexican dishes at local eateries
  • Uncover the rich history and vibrant heritage of the border region at Chamizal National Memorial
  • Explore the cultural heritage of the region by visiting the historic missions along the El Paso Mission Trail
  • Take an exhilarating ride on the Wyler Aerial Tramway
  • And so much more!

Time to back to an active life! Visit our clinic and check out our minimally invasive treatments in Las Cruces.

Dedicated Las Cruces Radiology Staff

Dr. Gethin Williams is a highly experienced, passionate physician with triple board Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine certification.

His expansive decade-long career has been devoted to providing life-changing, minimally invasive procedures with quick recovery time to the El Paso, Texas, metropolitan region.

With extensive training from Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and Harvard’s Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine, followed by a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center radiology residency, Dr. Williams is committed to offering innovative care for his patients that is both cutting-edge and reliable.

About Imaging & Interventional Specialists

At Imaging & Interventional Specialists, we are committed to providing life-changing, minimally invasive procedures with faster recovery times. Our patient-centered approach puts you first, respecting your autonomy while involving you in making informed decisions about your healthcare journey. We strive for excellence and believe that quality and safety must always be at the forefront of our care.

With triple board certified physician Dr. Gethin Williams helming our multidisciplinary team, we couple his expertise with timely evidence-based medicine and cutting edge techniques while maintaining honesty, integrity, transparency, confidentiality and privacy standards every step of the way.

Our mission is to provide compassionate care and a collaborative environment built on respect and teamwork so that no one ever has to face their health challenges alone. We envision a future where everyone has access to quality healthcare delivered by professionals who share an unwavering dedication to serve those most in need of help.

Gethin Williams, MD, PhD

Gethin Williams, MD, PhD is the Medical Director of Imaging & Interventional Specialists. Dr. Williams has been serving the El Paso, Texas, metropolitan region for the past ten years and is a leader in the field of vascular and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Williams is dedicated to bringing the latest treatment innovations to the borderland community.

Dr. Williams specializes in minimally invasive, micro-targeted outpatient therapies: pinhole procedures using state-of-the-art imaging technologies in a boutique setting. He was the first provider to perform a Y90 treatment (an advanced treatment for cancer) in the El Paso metropolitan area, enabling access to this important modern treatment modality. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center of El Paso and all the campuses of the Hospitals of Providence.

Prior to serving the El Paso region, Dr. Williams served as a General Radiologist and Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center.

Dr. Williams completed an internal medicine internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, followed by a residency with Harvard’s Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine and a radiology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also completed a dedicated Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr Williams is triple Board Certified in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology, and in Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. Williams rotated through Harvard Medical School’s training hospitals, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston, where he learned advanced oncologic imaging techniques with PET/CT and PET/MRI and developed a special interest in Interventional Oncology.

Dr. Williams received the RSNA 2006 Trainee Research Award in nuclear medicine for his presentation entitled “Method for Detecting Biological Active Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) by FDG-PET/CT.” In 2010, the RSNA Research & Education Committee awarded Dr. Williams the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. Concurrently, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School awarded him the Risa and Felix Fleischner Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Williams is the author of approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles and 10 abstracts. He is a co-developer of a “Method of Reducing Interferences in Positron Emission Tomography,” provisionally patented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an expert author with Amirsys’ RadPrimer, a popular radiology residency training platform.

In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters, and dogs. Together, they love to travel, hike, and visit family back in Australia.

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Imaging & Interventional Specialists

Our clinic is conveniently located off the I-10. Schedule a free consultation today!

Address

1601 Murchison Dr, El Paso, TX 79902

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Interventional radiology? What is image-guided medicine?

Interventional radiology (IR) is a branch of radiology that uses minimally-invasive, “pinhole”, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. These are usually outpatient, same-day procedures done in a comfortable, familiar environment. Image-guided medicine is simply the use of images (often from X-rays, CT scans or ultrasound) to guide medical procedures.

Some common IR procedures include biopsies, angiograms/angioplasties, vertebroplasties (for compression fractures of the spine), and drainages. IR procedures are often done with tiny needle-like instruments that are inserted easily. They can be used to treat conditions that were once managed with more invasive surgery requiring hospitalization and a lengthy recovery.

Should I take my medications the morning of my procedure?

Yes. In general, you should take your medications as prescribed by your physician. The exception to this rule would be if your blood pressure is too low or if you are diabetic and your blood sugar is too low. If either of these conditions exist, please notify the staff so that we can make the necessary adjustments.

If you are taking blood thinners, you may be asked to stop them before the procedure.

Should I take my medications the morning of my procedure?

Yes. In general, you should take your medications as prescribed by your physician. The exception to this rule would be if your blood pressure is too low or if you are diabetic and your blood sugar is too low. If either of these conditions exist, please notify the staff so that we can make the necessary adjustments.

If you are taking blood thinners, you may be asked to stop them before the procedure.

Will I be put to sleep?

No. All of our outpatient procedures are done using local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated. This means that you will be awake and comfortable during the procedure, but you will not feel any pain.

Will the procedure hurt?

No. You should not feel any pain during the procedure. Some procedures may cause some discomfort afterward, but this is usually minimal and can be controlled with over-the-counter medication. There will be no long hospital stay or long recovery!

How long will the procedure take?

Most procedures take less than 30 minutes. Some procedures may take longer, but this will be discussed with you beforehand.

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