Lumina Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology refers to image-guided medical treatments that are minimally invasive, using imaging technology such as X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). Through these imaging technologies, interventional radiologists are able to guide needles, wires, catheters, etc. into and through the body to perform the required procedure.

Precise. Effective. Safe.

Varicose Vein Treatment
Have your varicose veins treated by specialists who are highly trained at performing and interpreting ultrasound studies as well as being the experts at minimally invasive techniques to treat vascular diseases.

We offer a comprehensive service from providing a rapid diagnosis, discussing the most effective management strategy, providing the most appropriate treatment and offering diligent follow up.

Speak to our vein specialists today.

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
Uterine artery embolisation is a highly effective treatment for women with fibroids who have heavy, painful periods or symptoms resulting from pressure in the pelvis. This is a minimally invasive procedure that allows women to avoid major surgery to manage this condition. We believe women should be informed of all their options before making a choice regarding treatment.

Speak to us today about Fibroid treatment.

Interventional Oncology
We provide a host of treatments for various cancers. These treatments include: percutaneous ablation, liver regenerative techniques prior to surgery, bile duct drainage procedures, TACE for liver tumours and much more. We also provide essential vascular access procedures, including Port-A-Cath insertions, for patients to receive their vital chemotherapy.

Speak to our highly experienced team.

Dr Rukshan Fernando and Dr Rahul Bera

About Lumina

Lumina IR was established in an effort to offer highly specialist interventional radiology services in Auckland to clients, Northland, and surrounding areas. We offer our diagnosis and treatment services with impressive availability and personalisation. 

Our medical team is currently made up of two well-respected and experienced interventional radiologists, Dr Rukshan Fernando and Dr Rahul Bera, who also work in two of Auckland’s major hospitals. 

You can rest assured that the Lumina team is highly trained, qualified, and skilled at what they do. This means that whenever you book an interventional radiology procedure with Lumina, you are given peace of mind that you are in capable and caring hands. 

After all, specialising in interventional radiology means that our doctors possess a unique combination of skills that no other profession has – diagnostic image interpretation and the manipulation of needles, tubes, wires, into the body under imaging control. 

At Lumina, our patients are at the heart of what we do. Your needs come first, always. From diagnosis to treatment, we are with you every step of the way.

We have a very strong relationship with Cardia, our partner interventional lab location where we carry out our procedures.

Why Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology is best suited for minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty, biopsy, and more. There are many benefits that come with interventional radiology including:

  • Less pain – no large incisions are made in interventional radiology procedures, so stitches, large bandages and staples are not required; pain is moderate
  • Shorter recovery time – patients can return to daily activities faster than they would with a traditional surgery, making interventional radiology procedures convenient for individuals with busy lifestyles 
  • Lower risk of infection and other complications of conventional surgery
  • No need for general anaesthesia – local anaesthesia and/or moderate sedation can be used instead
  • Improved visibility – imaging technology allows interventional radiologists to perform more accurate procedures, increasing effectiveness of diagnosis and patient outcomes

As you can see, interventional radiology offers a range of benefits that can be reaped by both patients and medical professionals alike. 

Our Services

For specialist interventional radiology in Auckland, Lumina Interventional Radiology and our team of qualified and skilled doctors offer a collection of interventional radiology services that can be personalised according to individual needs and preferences. 

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Varicose Vein Treatment

Through a minimally invasive procedure, our varicose veins specialists are able to use the gold standard treatment ‒ radiofrequency ablation ‒ to close off varicose veins, which may cause aesthetic or other issues.

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Vascular Access

Our Interventional Radiologists place venous access Ports, PICCs and other lines for the delivery of chemotherapy and other medications.

Uterine Artery Embolization

Uterine Artery Embolisation

Fibroid Embolisation is a highly effective treatment for women with fibroids who have heavy or painful periods. It is a treatment that rivals major surgery in effectiveness, with much faster recovery and less risk. Speak to us if you have symptomatic fibroids.

Varicocele Treatment

Varicocele Treatment

A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum as a result of poorly functioning valves in the vein taking blood away from this area back to the heart. Because these valves are not working properly, blood pools in these vessels.

Liver and Kidney Ablation

Liver and Kidney Ablation

Thermal ablation is a specialised medical technique that focuses on treating tumours without the need for surgery. Here at Lumina Interventional Radiology, we use thermal ablation to treat liver and kidney tumours.

Why Choose Us?

For interventional radiology services that you can trust, look no further than Lumina Interventional Radiology.  We at Lumina Interventional Radiology offer:

Experienced Team

Our interventional radiologists both have years of valuable experience and have done fellowship training in Auckland and Canada.

Private Services

Lumina is the only Interventional Radiology Team offering Interventional services in the private medical sector.

Availability

We offer fantastic scheduling flexibility and try to make things as convenient for you as possible.

Auckland-Based

We are conveniently based in Auckland and offer our services to clients in Waikato, Northland, and Bay of Plenty.

Why Choose Us?

While you may have a few different options available to you when it comes to interventional radiology in the Waikato area, here at Lumina, we feel as though we should be your first choice for the following reasons:

Experienced Team

Our interventional radiologists both have years of valuable experience and have done fellowship training in Auckland and Canada.

Private Services

Lumina is one of the only companies in Auckland that offers private radiology intervention services.

Availability

As we work within the private medical sector, we offer greater availability and are able to work around your schedule.

Auckland-Based

We are conveniently based in Auckland and offer our services to clients in Waikato, Northland, and Bay of Plenty.

How Interventional Radiology Works

Professional interventional radiologists such as ourselves make use of tools and technology such as ultrasounds, x-rays, CT and MRI scans, catheters, innovative imaging guidance and more. This allows us to diagnose and treat a range of conditions and diseases, such as varicose veins, uterine fibroids, and tumours. Interventional radiology is considered minimally invasive and is fast becoming the first choice treatment for many patients.

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