Transradial Catheterization

Our Approach to Treatment

Houston Methodist’s DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center is one of few hospitals across the country and in Texas with expertise in transradial catheterization — catheterization through the wrist — to treat conditions such as coronary and peripheral artery diseases. Our specialists have become masters of transradial interventions after performing hundreds of these procedures, and many patients choose Houston Methodist because of our high level of proficiency. 

Transradial catheterization is more technical and demanding to perform compared to more traditional interventions, but our surgeons believe it is safer and improves patient recovery and outcomes. Transradial interventions are the right thing to do for our patients because they:

  • Shorten hospital stays
  • Speed recovery
  • Reduce complication risks, including bleeding and infections

Additionally, we teach other interventional cardiologists how to perform transradial catheterization, solidifying Houston Methodist’s position as a leader in the field. We are committed to educating doctors how to do this, as well as providing patients with safe, advanced and outstanding health care.

Definition
Transradial catheterization, a minimally invasive procedure, is performed to diagnose and treat arterial disease by threading a catheter through an artery in the wrist rather than an artery in the groin.

TREATMENT LOCATIONS

Houston Methodist provides transradial catheterization at the following convenient locations: