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Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor (IPG617)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Intranasal phototherapy for allergic rhinitis (IPG616)

Evidence-based recommendations on intranasal phototherapy to reduce inflammation inside the nose in allergic rhinitis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cancer (IPG614)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation (heat energy) to treat biliary obstruction (bile duct blockage) caused by cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke (IPG647)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus (IPG646)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula (IPG645)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula (IPG644)

Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules (IPG643)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal (IPG642)

Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG641)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis (IPG640)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth (IPG639)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation (IPG636)

Evidence-based recommendations on ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation in people of all ages

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma (IPG635)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults (IPG634)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (IPG633)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain (IPG632)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites caused by cirrhosis (IPG631)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites caused by liver cirrhosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Robot-assisted kidney transplant (IPG609)

Evidence-based recommendations on robot-assisted kidney transplant in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG611)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG612)

Evidence-based recommendations on microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent (tube) for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis (IPG613)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in tetraplegia (IPG610)

Evidence-based recommendations on nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia; paralysis of arms and legs)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina (IPG608)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (IPG607)

Evidence-based recommendations on mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (osteochondral autologous transfer mosaicplasty)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease (IPG606)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (IPG604)

Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (using new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death (IPG603)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure (IPG602)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema (IPG600)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse (IPG599)

Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids (IPG657)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG656)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure (IPG655)

Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Fetoscopic prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus (IPG667)

Evidence-based recommendations on fetoscopic prenatal repair of open neural tube defects in the fetus

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2020

Open prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus (IPG668)

Evidence-based recommendations on open prenatal repair of open neural tube defects in the fetus

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2020

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma (IPG661)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults. This involves using high-intensity ultrasound to destroy a small

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula (IPG662)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults. This involves putting a plug into the fistula and stitching it in

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms (IPG658)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults. This

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG638)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis (IPG637)

Evidence-based recommendations on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis in adults (deterioration of the articular cartilage and menisci)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy (IPG615)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Collagen paste for closing an anal fistula (IPG648)

Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants (IPG587)

October 2017: The device used in this procedure (Essure) no longer has a CE mark. The CE mark is necessary for medical devices to be used in EU countries. Therefore NICE has decided to suspend its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on “Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants” should evidence including an appropriately CE marked device become available.

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017 Last updated October 2017

Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer (IPG659)

In January 2020, we withdrew this guidance to allow for further consultation with stakeholders.

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG605)

October 2018: The device used in this procedure (CyPass) has been withdrawn by the manufacturer Alcon, because of concerns about its long-term safety. Further details can be found in the Voluntary Field Safety Notice issued by Alcon. Surgeons are advised not to implant this device, to return any unused devices to Alcon and to consider reviewing any patients who have already been implanted with CyPass. Therefore NICE has decided to withdraw its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma should evidence using an appropriately CE marked device become available.

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018