Interventional Radiology

The goal of the Interventional Radiology section at Main Street Radiology is to provide consistently excellent care in a compassionate and pleasant atmosphere. Every patient is treated like friend or family. We have a team of four fellowship trained Interventional Radiologists with over seventy years of combined experience performing all types of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our nurses have extensive emergency room and intensive care unit experience. All of our Interventional Radiologists and Nurses are ACLS certified. Our technologists have additional training in Interventional Radiology. All procedures are performed in our new spacious surgical operating room level interventional suites. There are comfortable areas for pre and post procedure care where family or friends may stay with the patient.

interventional.jpgOur outpatient practice at Main Street Radiology focuses on multiple areas:

Dialysis interventions include evaluation and treatment of failing or failed fistulas and grafts, aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms, steal syndrome, and balloon assisted maturation (BAM) of AV fistulas. A wide range of techniques such as angioplasty, stenting, embolization, and percutaneous ligation are performed using ultrasound and/or fluoroscopic guidance. Medications for anxiety and pain are available as needed, so every patient’s experience is pain-free and relaxed. Radiation exposure is always kept as low as possible. Patient are enrolled in an active surveillance and maintenance program to assure early and efficient intervention when needed. The objective is to ensure every AV shunt functions at its best during dialysis without the loss of dialysis time or disruption of schedules. The dialysis access practice also includes placement, troubleshooting, maintenance and removal of venous and peritoneal dialysis catheters.

The oncology aspect of the venous access practice consists of placement, removal, and troubleshooting of subcutaneous venous ports (also known as porta-caths, medi-ports, or chemo-ports). The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with light sedation. It is completed in less than one hour. Patients are recovered in our new and spacious recovery area prior to discharge. With our extensive experience in image guided venous access and placement of well over two thousand ports, the success rate of having a completely functional and complication free port is greater than 99.7%. The feedback from our patients has been consistently positive: The procedures are very well tolerated. The results are cosmetically pleasing and trouble free.

Since relocating to our downtown Flushing facility, we have expanded to include additional vascular access procedure such as PICC and tunneled central line placement. We also are performing US guided FNA of thyroid nodules, cervical superficial lymph nodes, US guided liver biopsies, diagnostic and therapeutic paracentesis.

We continue to provide the best possible care available anywhere and look forward to serving you.