What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology, or IR, refers to a variety of procedures in which imaging technologies, such as X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, are used to guide doctors in diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions in nearly every organ of the body. Most IR procedures are performed using minimally-invasive techniques, which result in speedier recovery times, lowered risk of infections and minimal discomfort, as compared to traditional surgery. Most IR therapies are performed as outpatient procedures and may not require an overnight hospital stay. Interventional radiology procedures are appropriate for patients of any age – including elderly people who may not be candidates for traditional surgery.


Benefits of interventional radiology procedures over traditional surgery

Interventional Radiology benefits

Interventional radiology at Phelps can save patients’ lives, decrease hospital stays, and provide phenomenal care, all with less stress and pain than traditional surgery.

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How is an interventional radiological procedure performed?

Interventional radiology can be used to diagnose or treat a variety of conditions in nearly every organ of the body. The interventional radiologist begins most procedures with  passing a needle through the skin and is guided by advanced imaging technology to thread tiny instruments to the targeted area of concern. These targeted procedures take place in Phelps’ new state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite.

Interventional Radiology Suite

“Phelps investment in this cutting-edge technology is a testament to our commitment to our patients and the quality of care they receive.”

- Daniel Blum, President of Phelps Hospital

Can interventional radiology help me?

You and your doctor will discuss the best options available to treat your specific condition. The interventional radiologists at Phelps can perform a variety of minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat many common conditions, such as:

Anthony Febles, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology at Phelps Hospital, was nominated for the 2018 Northwell Health Annual President’s Awards Program, which seeks to recognize team members who deliver exceptional work.

Dr. Febles recently saved the lives of three women who faced postpartum hemorrhage emergencies. Using interventional radiology, he performed an embolization of the uterine artery that was causing the excessive bleeding.

This procedure had never been performed at Phelps prior to Dr. Febles joining the staff. His expertise and dedication saved the lives of these young women and ensured they would experience the joys of motherhood to their newborn babies.