Our doctors specialize in vascular & interventional procedures. Their capabilities span the diagnosis and treatment of diseases concerning practically every organ system in the body.
Their experience and training help them facilitate procedures, such as:
Chemotherapy medications are administered to you using a specialized needle that fits into your chemoport or chestport. A port is a small disk that is placed just under the skin, allowing for easy access for your medicine.
Paracentesis is when a catheter or needle is inserted into the peritoneal cavity. This is used to gather obtain ascetic fluid, for both therapeutic and diagnostic reasons.
- PICC Line
A PICC Line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. This is inserted into the vein of a patient’s neck, leg or arm. This is used for long-term intravenous medications, nutrition, blood drawing, and antibiotics.
- Temporary Dialysis Catheters
Through the use of a dialysis catheter, we are able to exchange blood back and forth from a hemodialysis machine. This procedure is only temporary until the patient’s kidneys are able to repair themselves and restore their functionality.
Thoracentesis is an invasive procedure that is used to remove air and fluid that is in the pleural space. This is done for both therapeutic and diagnostic reasons.
- Tunneled Dialysis Catheters
A tunneled dialysis catheter is a catheter that has been inserted into a vein for long-term purposes. These specialized catheters are dual-lumen. There is an arterial port that allows blood to flow from the body and a venous port that allows the blood to return once it has already flown into the dialysate.
- Urinary Bladder Catheterization
This procedure is used to drain the urinary bladder freely through the use of a catheter. The urinary bladder catheterization procedure is done for both therapeutic and diagnostic reasons such as prostate problems (BPH), urethral problems, urinary retention, and overactive bladder.
A venogram is a procedure that allows us to exam your veins through the use of an x-ray. Since veins cannot be seen normally through an x-ray, a special dye called contrast dye is injected into the veins. This allows the veins to become visible on x-ray.