There's a rapidly growing specialty that's giving health care a new image - and patients a new reason to choose Chilton Hospital.
Interventional radiology is surging to the forefront of medicine, opening eyes to another approach for treating all kinds of conditions, from infections to heart disease. Who imagined that we could fight cancer with heat instead of a scalpel, or repair a blocked artery with a microscopic incision?
Dr. Ross Mondshine, a board certified radiologist specializing in interventional radiology, recently joined Chilton's Medical Staff, introducing a myriad of advances and expanding the number of interventional radiology procedures available to our patients. Pairing the latest imaging technology with surgical innovations, he can virtually "see" inside the body while guiding tiny instruments through the blood vessels and ultimately to the source of the problem, whether it's a clogged vein, a tumor or blood clot.
These highly precise, minimally invasive techniques offer many advantages over traditional surgery, including the following:
- Less cutting and scarring
- Faster recoveries
- General anesthesia is rarely required
- Most procedures are outpatient, or require a shorter hospital stay
Importantly, the vast majority of these procedures are performed in Chilton's 24-hour Cardiovascular Interventional Lab (CVIL), which was recently modernized with state-of-the-art digital imaging technology and completely redesigned for our patients' comfort, convenience and privacy.
Wondering if you might benefit from interventional radiology? Click here for a glimpse at the cutting edge interventional radiology procedures available at Chilton - including therapies for cancer, heart and vascular disease, women's health issues, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders and other medical conditions. Or call our CVIL at (973) 831-5352 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mondshine.
A look at interventional radiology may uncover a new treatment option - and a whole new perspective on your health care!