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Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. An interventional radiologist typically uses a thin catheter with a small camera to diagnose and even treat a variety of diseases.

Interventional radiology services in Wichita

Our interventional radiology patients at Wesley Healthcare receive high-quality care from a skilled team of physicians, nurses and medical staff.

Interventional radiologists have advanced training in radiology and image-guided procedures. Our expert care benefits patients by reducing potential complications and lowering recovery times.

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Conditions We Treat

Our physicians deliver treatments for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Stroke treatment
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Portal hypertension
  • Biliary obstruction
  • Dialysis access and A-V fistula maintenance
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic congestion
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Feeding tubes
  • Urinary obstruction
  • Epidural pain blocks

Frequently asked questions

Our doctors and radiology technologists at Wesley Healthcare are always on hand to address any concerns you have prior to testing. However, below are common questions our patients often about their upcoming interventional radiology tests:

Who will perform my procedure?

Interventional radiology procedures are performed by a team of professionals. Typically, each procedure is performed by a board-certified radiologist with the assistance of a nurse and a radiologic technologist. Some procedures may have additional support staff present.

Can I eat or drink prior to my procedure?

Most procedures will require you to be NPO (have nothing by mouth) for at least six to eight hours prior. A radiology nurse will call you prior to your procedure to go over your pre-procedure instructions and obtain your medical history.

Should I take my medications prior to my procedure?

It is acceptable to take most of your routine medications with a small sip of water. Please be prepared to discuss your current medications with the nurse when he or she calls to discuss your pre-procedure instructions.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Most interventional radiology procedures will require two to four hours of bed rest at the hospital following your procedure. After discharge, it is requested that you return to light activity with no heavy lifting for the next 24 to 48 hours. Again, recovery times will be dependent on the procedure and specific to your risk factors. This will be discussed with you prior to and following your procedure. You will be given written instructions prior to your discharge.

It is recommended that you bring a driver to your appointment. Many patients will receive sedation or pain medication and will not be allowed to drive for 24 hours following the procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may be offered local anesthetics and conscience sedation.

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