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.
“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:
- Uterine fibroids
- Vascular disease
- Varicose veins
- Pain management
- Infertility (male and female)
- Peripheral artery disease
- Dialysis access
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.