Image-guided procedures are also beneficial to patients with gastrointestinal disorders, relieving symptoms and managing chronic disease.
Insertion of Feeding Tubes - When patients are unable to eat, the interventional radiologist can insert a feeding tube, also called a gastrostomy tube, into the stomach to ensure adequate nutrition.
Placement of Biliary Catheters - This technique is used to treat patients with disease in the bile ducts and liver. During the procedure, the physician inserts a tube, or catheter, to properly drain bile from the liver.
Percutaneous Cholangiography - The interventional radiologist uses a fine needle to drain the gallbladder or abdominal abscesses in patients who are unable to eat or maintain proper nutrition. This image-guided procedure provides another option when standard therapies fail, while also offering a less invasive alternative to surgical drainage.
For more information about these services or to schedule a consultation, call our CVIL at (973) 831-5352.