We use imaging guidance and minimally invasive procedures to help diagnose and treat pain conditions. Procedures include epidural, facet block, nerve root block, rhizotomy, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, trigger point, intra-articular joint and other injections.
We specialize in using various imaging modalities to guide small needles into areas to obtain cells or tissue for diagnosis. Using imaging makes the biopsy more accurate, and the small needles we use make the procedure safe. Our highly trained physicians and technologist work together and use ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and mammography to perform the biopsy. Moderate conscious sedation is utilized when needed.
Sometimes your doctor need a specially placed intravenous line to give medications and repeated draw blood samples. We use ultrasound and fluoroscopy to guide the catheter into the exact proper position, so your device will function as it’s designed. Examples include chest ports, PICC line, and tunneled hemodialysis catheters.
If you have dangerous leg clots, or are at risk for such (for example you are going to get you knee replaced), then we can safely and efficiently insert an IVC filter to help prevent clots from traveling to your lungs. After the clots are dissolved, or you are no longer at risk after your surgery, we can then remove your filter. Ultrasound and fluoroscopy are used to safely place the device at just the right location.
We routinely perform hysterosalpingograms to diagnose infertility and other gynecologic conditions. We place feeding tubes and do other gastrointestinal procedures. If more complex procedures are necessary such as uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome embolization, biliary drainage, and TIPS, then we do these in the hospital setting.
We can perform nephrostograms and other minimally invasive urologic studies. If you need a more complex procedure such as kidney biopsy, nephrostomy tube placement, ureteral stent, varicocele embolization, or other procedure, then we do these in the hospital setting.
If you have severe clots in the legs or elsewhere, we perform thrombolysis procedures in the hospital setting.
We use volumetric 64 slice CTA, MRA, and ultrasound to diagnose PAD conditions. Minimally invasive therapeutic measures are often the best approach to these problems. This includes angioplasty, stent placement, and thrombolysis. These effective procedures are done in the hospital setting by our highly trained interventional radiologists.