Interventional Radiology is a rapidly growing area of medicine where radiologists utilize minimally invasive image-guided procedures in order to diagnose and treat diseases. Some of these procedures are performed for purely diagnostic purposes, while others for treatment. Studies show that these minimally-invasive image-guided procedures have less risk, less pain and minimal recovery time compared to open surgery.
At Promise Hospital, different imaging modalities such as Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound or CAT scan are used, depending on the diagnostic procedure to be performed. The image provides road maps that allow the interventional radiologist to guide tiny instruments through the body to areas of interest.
In addition to interventional radiologists, the interventional radiology team includes two licensed radiology technologists and a registered nurse, all with specialized training in interventional procedures and advanced nursing care.
We continually adopt the latest technology and master new techniques in order to serve our patients and provide them with the utmost care available in the community.
Advantages of Interventional Radiology include:
- Procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis
- Since there is no open surgery, there are no large scars following the procedure
- Procedures require no large incision; they are usually performed through a small nick the size of the lead tip of a pencil
- Patients rarely require general anesthesia. Typically moderate sedation is utilized
- Risk, pain, and recovery time are often significantly reduced
- The procedures are sometimes less expensive than surgery or other alternatives
- Arterial Intervention
- Vascular Stent Placement
- Renal Artery Stents
- Limb Salvage
- Endo Graft Venous Intervention
- Thrombolysis for DVT
- IVC Filter Placement and Retrieval
- Venus Angioplasty and Stenting Gastrointestinal Interventions
- Biliary Drains/Stenting
- Gastrostomy (G-Tube)
- Gastrojejunostomy (J-Tube)
- TIPS Tumor Treatments
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
- Liver Tumor Embolization
- RFA of Tumors
- Bone & Soft Tissue Biopsy Muscoloskeletal Interventions
- Ablation & Cementoplasty Venous Access
- PICC Line Placement
- Central Venous Catheter Insertion
- Port Insertion & Removal
- Dialysis Access
For more information, call 562.408.7427