What To Expect During Interventional Radiology Procedures
Each patient’s experience is unique, as it depends on the specific condition being treated. There is a chance you might be sedated during treatment, which means you will be given medications that can help you to relax and ease pain. General anesthesia or medication that puts you to sleep is rarely used during IR procedures; however, this varies from case to case.
During the procedure, your radiologist will use MRI, CT scan, or ultrasound imaging to take a look at the part of the body that requires treatment. This is followed by inserting a tool such as a catheter, needle, or wire into your body through a tiny incision, and skillfully navigating the tool through your body to the area that needs treatment.
After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room and monitored closely by our team. You can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our team of radiologists, nurses, and technologists is highly trained to provide you with quality and compassionate care throughout every step of your treatment.
To learn more about Interventional Radiology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, or to schedule an appointment, please call 718-206-6191.