Interventional Radiology (IR) uses minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat conditions, while also minimizing risk for infection or complication. Conscious sedation as well as anesthesia is provided when needed. Staffed by highly trained Interventional Radiologic Technologists and IR Registered Nurses. Radiologists with advanced expertise in performing procedures who provide timely and detailed reports.
Our IR procedures include, but, are not limited to:
- Port-a-Catheter insertions: This procedure refers to surgically implanting a device beneath the patient’s skin to allow long-term access to a patient’s veins with low risk of infection. Medications are injected into the port, and then the attached catheter spreads them throughout the body. This is often used to deliver chemotherapy in cancer patients.
- Gastrostomy tube insertions: Commonly known as a feeding tube, this device is inserted through the abdomen to provide nutrition when a patient has trouble eating.
- Embolizations Venuous and Arterial: This procedure allows for catheter based restriction of blood flow to reduce tumor size or to stop a trauma patients bleeding in venous or arterial vessels.
- Dialysis AVF interventions: Dialysis patients who are having problems with their AV fistula can be treated in IR with various balloons and/or stents to improve their dialysis treatment. A temporary catheter may be placed for dialysis treatment in patients who may not have an AV fistula.
- Y90 Yitrium Procedures. This procedure allows the injection of radioactive micro spheres targeted to cancer in the liver and improves/extends the lives for end stage cancer patients