Bethesda Hospital East

Interventional Radiology

 

Your Health is our Priority

Our interventional radiologists are Board Certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available. Interventional radiology is a specialty to diagnose and treat diseases by guiding tiny tubes (catheters) through your body's vessels and organs using X-rays, ultrasound, and/or CT to guide them. This allows interventional radiologists to open blocked blood vessels, deliver medications directly to disease sites, obtain biopsies and perform a range of other procedures.

The experience and expertise of our interventional radiologists are unmatched in the community. We are dedicated and committed to our patients. At Bethesda Hospital East, you can expect care by experts who are sub-specialty trained, highly skilled, and knowledgeable. Our goal is to provide the best possible care to our patients using state-of-the-art technology coupled with the compassionate, comprehensive care that you deserve.

What are the advantages of having an interventional procedure?

  • Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
  • General anesthesia usually is not required.
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.

 

Procedures

We offer leading-edge treatments for patients with a wide array of diseases and conditions, including:

 

Arterial and Venous Angiography

  • Peripheral (upper and lower extremities)
  • Renal
  • Aortic
  • Mesenteric
  • Cerebral
  • AV grafts of dialysis patients

Vascular Intervention

  • Angioplasty
  • Stents
  • Embolizations
    • emergency, for bleeding
    • uterine fibroid embolization
  • Thrombectomy
  • IVC filters

 


 

Vascular Access Devices
(Insertion, Maintenance, Removal)

  • PICC/Central Lines
  • Implanted ports
  • Dialysis catheters

GI System
(Insert, Evaluate, Change, Remove)

  • G-tubes
  • Biliary drains
  • Biliary stents
  • Other drainage tubes
  • Transhepatic Intrajugular Portal Systemic Shunt (TIPS)
  • Liver biopsies

 


 

GU System
(Insert, Evaluate, Maintain, Change, Remove)

  • Nephrostomy tubes

Spine Stabilization Procedures

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

 


 

Biopsies

  • Lung
  • Bone

Drainage Procedures

  • Abscess
  • Chest tubes

 

  


 

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on-call for emergencies seven days a week.

 

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 561.374.5700.

For more information about interventional radiology, call the Imaging Department at 561.737.7733, ext. 84577.