Updating results

Percutaneous endoscopic laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (IPG563)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2016

Transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting (IPG561)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for benign thyroid nodules (IPG562)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for treating benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing symptomatic chondral knee defects (IPG560)

Evidence-based recommendations on microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing chrondral knee defects

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve for treating and preventing migraine (IPG559)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve for treating and preventing migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2016

Endovenous mechanochemical ablation for varicose veins (IPG557)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovenous mechanochemical ablation for treating varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2016

Biodegradable subacromial spacer insertion for rotator cuff tears (IPG558)

Evidence-based recommendations on biodegradable subacromial spacer insertion for rotator cuff tears in the shoulder

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2016

Percutaneous interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG555)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy for treating sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Microwave ablation for treating liver metastases (IPG553)

Evidence-based recommendations on microwave ablation for treating liver metastases (cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (IPG554)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon pulmonary angioplasty for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis (IPG551)

Evidence-based recommendations on corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relieving oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplantation following donation after brainstem death (IPG549)

Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal heart preservation for transplantation following donation after brainstem death

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Endovascular aneurysm sealing for abdominal aortic aneurysm (IPG547)

  March 2019: We have withdrawn the guidance because the CE mark for the Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System has been withdrawn. Endologix is recalling unused stock. The MHRA recommends enhanced patient surveillance (see MDA/2019/002) because of a high risk of the graft failing beyond 2 years after implantation.

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical blood clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (IPG546)

Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causing refractory erectile dysfunction

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica (IPG543)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain (IPG545)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica (IPG544)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis (IPG538)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression (IPG542)

Evidence-based recommendations on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis (IPG541)

Evidence-based recommendations on transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton's) neuroma (IPG539)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG537)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Living-donor liver transplantation (IPG535)

Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention (IPG536)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension (IPG533)

Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2015

Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2015

Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer (IPG531)

Evidence-based recommendations on preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for treating rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression (IPG530)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction (IPG529)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) (IPG522)

Evidence-based recommendations on hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (uterine myomas or fibroids)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins (IPG526)

Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Electrotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids (IPG525)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrotherapy for treating haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Ultrasound‑enhanced, catheter‑directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis (IPG523)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-enhanced, catheter-directed thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (IPG521)

Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Radiofrequency ablation for gastric antral vascular ectasia (IPG520)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for treating gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) syndrome

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Insertion of an epiretinal prosthesis for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG519)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of an epiretinal prosthesis for treating retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Ultrasound‑enhanced, catheter‑directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism (IPG524)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-enhanced, catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism (PE)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (IPG517)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2015

Insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section (IPG515)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2015

Implantation of a duodenal–jejunal bypass liner for managing type 2 diabetes (IPG518)

Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a duodenal–jejunal bypass liner for managing type 2 diabetes

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2015

Implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplantation (IPG516)

Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplant

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2015

Transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum (IPG514)

Evidence-based recommendations on transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum for malignant or benign disease of the rectum (including rectal cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2015