Minimally Invasive Spine
Interventional Radiology

Houston Methodist’s board-certified, specialty trained radiologists perform minimally-invasive spine intervention procedures to safely diagnose and evaluate spinal pain, infections, degeneration, diseases or tumors.   The combination of Houston Methodist’s cutting-edge technology and collaborate teams of spinal specialists can help minimize the risk of surgery, speed recovery and help you return to normal activities. Our collective goal is to improve yours quality of life by providing compassionate and professional expert care with rehabilitative therapy options.

Minimally Invasive Spine Interventional Radiology Procedures
Houston Methodist’s radiologists perform a wide range of minimally-invasive spine interventional radiology procedures to determine the source of your spinal pain in order to determine the best treatment  for to address your specific condition:

  • Epidural Spinal Injection: Injections that treat irritated nerve roots directly with steroids
  • Kyphoplasty: Realigns the spine and reduces pain (nearly 95 percent of patients feel immediate relief from pain with this procedure)
  • Lumbar Puncture: Tests the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around your spine
  • Myelogram: An X-ray study of the spinal canal, during which iodine dye is injected into the spinal canal to make the structures visible on X-ray film
  • Neuro-Root Block: Injection of local anesthesia directly into the spine
  • Spinal Pain Management: A plan to ease the suffering and improve the quality of life of patients living with spinal pain
  • Tumor Embolizations : Shuts down the blood supply to a tumor
  • Tumor Ablation : Targeted destruction of a tumor
  • Vertebrosplasty: Procedure to stabilize spinal fractures
  • Discography: An X-ray-guided diagnostic procedure that involves injecting discs with a sterile dye 

Schedule an Appointment
Our interventional radiology specialists are prepared to work with you to assess your condition and recommend an individualized plan of treatment. Call 713.790.3333 to schedule an appointment.


Houston Methodist specializes in minimally invasive spine interventional radiology at the following convenient locations.