Genicular Artery Embolization
Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) is a non-surgical treatment procedure that can provide long-lasting pain relief for people suffering from pain in the joints. Pain in the joints is usually caused by wear-and-tear or overuse of joints. Elderly people and athletes typically suffer from this. In some cases, this procedure can prevent one from undergoing joint replacement surgery. This treatment alternative benefits people who do not want to undergo surgery or are unfit for the surgery.
The procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist with fluoroscopy guidance. A micro-catheter will be inserted into the femoral artery in the groin. The catheter is then guided to the genicular arteries, and tiny particles are injected to block the flow of blood to the knee joint. This can reduce hypervascularity, which increases stimulation in the sensory nerves, which is the root cause of pain. This is a short, daycare procedure.
GAE is widely approved in Japan and the US and has a high success rate that keeps rising. This procedure mainly treats the root causes of your joint pain, like hypervascularity, sensory nerve stimulations etc.
The Centre for GAE specializes in providing long-lasting pain relief for joints. We aim to provide non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment for joint pain conditions that occur from wear-and-tear or overuse of joints. The common conditions observed are osteoarthritis, tendinitis, synovitis, etc.
The Centre for GAE is founded by the leading vascular interventional radiologist Dr Rajah V Koppala who has a vast experience of 26 years. This centre helps to present a treatment alternative for joint pain patients who do not wish to undergo total joint replacement surgery.
Genicular Artery Embolization is performed as an outpatient procedure and enables the patient to gain recovery at a fast pace. Consult the interventional radiologist to find out if this treatment alternative is suited to your condition.
About the founder
Dr Rajah V Koppala is an accomplished vascular interventional radiologist, coming from Hyderabad, India. He is a practising vascular surgeon with experience surpassing 26 years which moulded him into brilliance. He has extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of various vascular conditions using minimally invasive techniques. Throughout his career, he has performed numerous complex and successful procedures and has been praised by his patients and peers for his expertise and compassionate care. As an American Board-Certified doctor, he also has possession of an approved medical license from the Medical Council of India, Bermuda Medical Council, and Singapore Medical Council.
He is recognized as a leader in the field and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in interventional radiology, making him a trusted and sought-after expert in the medical community.
Credentials and Affiliations
President’s Medal for the Bravest Healthcare worker, Singapore
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