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 fifty years of combined experience performing all types of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Our nurses have extensive emergency room and intensive care unit experience. They are all ACLS certified. Our technologists also have additional training in Interventional Radiology. All procedures are performed in a comfortable, safe, and clean environment. Medications for anxiety and pain are available as needed, so every patient’s experience is pain-free and relaxed.

interventional.jpgOur practice at Main Street Radiology focuses on two main areas: dialysis and oncologic access.

Dialysis interventions include all aspects of salvage and maturation of AV fistulas, treatment of failing or failed fistulas and grafts, evaluation and treatment of aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and steal syndrome. Patient are also enrolled in a routine surveillance and maintenance program automatically. A wide range of techniques such as angioplasty, stenting, embolizaion, and percutaneous ligation are performed using ultrasound and/or fluoroscopic guidance. Radiation exposure is kept as low as possible. Follow up exams are scheduled 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 any disruption of schedules.

The dialysis access practice also includes placement, troubleshooting, maintenance and removal of dialysis catheters. Routine blood tests are not requires for most patients.

The oncology aspect of the venous access practice consists of placement, removal, and troubleshooting of subcutaneous venous ports (also known as port-a-caths, medi-ports, or chemo-ports). The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and light IV sedation and completed in less than one hour. With our extensive experience in venous access and port placement of well over a thousand ports and the use of ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance, the success rate of having a completely functional, trouble free port is greater than 99.7%. The feedback from our patients has been consistently positive: The procedure are very well tolerated. The results are cosmetically pleasing and trouble free.

We have serviced over 20,000 patients since inception. We will continue to provide the best possible access care available anywhere. We look forward to serving you.