Dr. Salal N

Dr. Salal N

Specialist - Interventional Radiology

Advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology

Meitra Hospital

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Dr. Salal is a specialist in Interventional Radiology. He deals with all aspects of interventional radiology, such as oncology, vascular and hepato-biliary interventions, among others. Dr Salal completed his graduate and post-graduate education from Government Medical College, Kozhikode and DNB - Radiology from the National Board of Examinations. He did his fellowship in Interventional Radiology from Apollo Hospital, Chennai after completing DNB Radiodiagnosis.

The interventional radiology procedures he has performed are of high quality. Prior to joining Meitra Hospital, he worked as an associate consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, before joining Meitra Hospital. He previously held a position as a registrar in the imaging and interventional radiology department at KIMS Health, Trivandrum. He has also worked as a Senior Resident at KIMS Health Trivandrum


GI interventions:

  • Visceral angiograms and embolisation for GI bleeds
  • Visceral angiography and stenting
  • Splenic artery embolisation for hypersplenism
  • Image guided intra-abdominal collection drainage

Hepatobilairy interventions 

  • Trans arterial embolisation.
  • Trans arterial chemoembolisation- cTACE/DEB TACE.
  • Thermal ablation of liver lesions
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt - TIPSS
  • Direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt - DIPSS
  • Balloon retrograde transvenous obliteration - BRTO
  • Transjugular liver biopsy/ Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • PTBD
  • Hepatic venous pressure study HVPG
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy

Renal interventions:

  • Percutaneou renal biopsy
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy and antegrade DJ stenting
  • Angiomyolipoma embolization
  • Embolisation in post biopsy / post PCNL bleed
  • Thermal ablation of renal tumours

 GUT interventions:

  • Prostatic artery embolization for BPH
  • Embolisation in hematuria
  • Varicocele embolisation

Obstetrics and gynecological interventions :

  • Embolisation in postpartum hemorrhage
  • Uterine artery embolization 
  • Fallopian tube recanalization
  • Tubo Ovarian cyst aspiration

Chest interventions:

  • Embolisation for hemoptysis , Bronchial artery embolisation
  • Percutaneous chest lesions trucut biopsy
  • Percutaneous ablation of lung lesions – Inoperable or oligometaststic disease
  • Embolisation of pulmonary AVM 

Venous interventions:

  • Sclerotherapy for venous malformations.
  • Sclerotherapy /Ablation /Glue therapy for varicose veins.
  • Peripheral venograms.
  • Venoplasty in chronic central venous stenosis/occlusion.
  • Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis in acute DVT.
  • Fistulaplasty.
  • IVC venoplasty and stenting.

Musculoskeletal Intervention:

  • Joint aspirations
  • Image guided bone biopsy
  • RF/MW ablation of osteoid osteoma
  • Pre- Operative embolisation for spinal tumors
  • Genicular artery embolisations

Line placements- Image guided

  • Permcath placement
  • PICC line placement
  • Hickman line placement
  • Chemo Port placement


  • MBBS - Government Medical College, Kozhikode in 2015
  • DNB in Radiodiagnosis - National board of examinations (KIMS,Trivandrum), 2020
  • Fellowship in Interventional Radiology - Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, 2022 
  • EBIR (European board of interventional radiology)- CIRSE Europe, 2023

Research and Publications

  • Esophageal perforation, clinically obscure to radiologically overt (Case report published in EuroRad, under the European Society of Radiology (ESR) 
  • Percutaneous Antegrade Transvenous Variceal Obliteration for Portal Vasculopathy-Related Gross Hematuria (Case report published in Journal of clinical interventional radiology)