Pain Management


The process of providing medical care that alleviates or reduces pain. Mild to moderate pain can usually be treated with analgesic medications, such as aspirin. For chronic or severe pain, opiates and other narcotics may be used, sometimes in concert with analgesics; with steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when the pain is related to inflammation; … Continue reading Pain Management

FAQ


Urologic Interventions Kyphoplasty Tunneled Central Venous Catheter Mediports Percutaneous Drainage Aspirations & Drainage Management Examinations – Ultrasound Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly … Continue reading FAQ

Limb Salvage


What Is Limb Salvage? Many patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Diabetes and other illnesses causing nerve damage or poor blood circulation often experience slow or non-healing foot wounds due to the decreased blood supply. These wounds can not only be difficult to treat, but can also persist after weeks of cleaning, antibiotics, and hyperbaric … Continue reading Limb Salvage

Aspirations & Drainage Management


Gastronomy Placement & Replacement Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement (placing a tube into the stomach) to provide nutrition and medication for patients unable to feed themselves.  G-tube placement routinely occurs with few complications when placed percutaneously using interventional radiology techniques. Gastrostomy Tube Removal Often, the gastrostomy tube (G-tube) is only partially dislodged when the patient arrives in the … Continue reading Aspirations & Drainage Management

Dialysis Access Interventions


Dialysis and Access Interventions are minimally invasive procedures performed to improve or restore blood flow in a fistula and AV grafts dialysis patients. Dialysis and Access Intervention may be recommended to treat: 1. Narrowing of veins or blood vessels attached to dialysis fistula or grafts. When there is decreased function in a graft or fistula, … Continue reading Dialysis Access Interventions