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595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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Interventional Radiology


Interventional Radiology Hours of Operation, Doylestown Hospital:
Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 4:00pm

Please feel free to call 215-345-2843 to speak with one of our Interventional Radiology staff members.

The Interventional Radiology Department of Doylestown Hospital conducts a wide array of minimally invasive procedures, which not only diagnose, but also treat specific diseases and conditions.  We offer a state-of the-art facility providing expert evaluation and non-surgical treatments for peripheral vascular disease, both venous and arterial, as well as many treatments for non-vascular conditions.  Our minimally invasive technology allows you to return to your activities with virtually no incision and minimal recovery time.

Our dedicated, fellowship-trained physicians and highly trained nursing and technical staff are dedicated to professional experienced quality care. The Interventional Radiology Department is conveniently located in the Radiology Department of Doylestown Hospital. 

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology has been called the "surgery of the 21st century".  Interventional Radiologists are specially trained board certified radiologists that used imaging to guide catheters and small instruments into the body.  They are trained to treat many areas in the body for many different medical conditions in a minimally invasive manner. 

Our interventional Radiology team uses the most progressive techniques and equipment to ensure excellence in the care or our patients.

Most of the Interventional procedures are done in a specialized radiology suite at the Doylestown Hospital location.  Our Vein Center is located on Rt. 611 and specializes in vein therapy and treatment.

Minimally Invasive Cancer Therapy

At Doylestown Hospital, several of our highly skilled, experienced Interventional Radiologists specialize in image-guided, minimally invasive cancer therapy.  Doylestown Hospital offers several of these treatments, including Chemoembolization and Radiofrequency Ablation. 

Chemoembolization targets primary or metastatic cancer to the liver. The interventional radiologist uses a catheter inserted in the femoral artery in the groin to gain access to the arteries that feed into the tumor. Under x-ray guidance, the catheter delivers a dose of drug-eluting beads that deliver chemotherapy directly to the tumor and block the blood supply the tumor. This procedure can be repeated over time. This treatment may be appropriate for patients who are not candidates for surgery, but who wish to slow down the progression of the cancer and improve their quality of life. Other possible candidates for chemoembolization are patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive, image-guided therapy used to treat primary or metastatic cancer in a variety of organs including the liver, kidney, lung, adrenal gland, and bone. The interventional radiologist uses CT imagery to place a probe directly into the tumor. Electrodes in the probe ablate, or burn, the tumor cells but spare the surrounding normal cells. This therapy is designed for patients who are not surgical candidates. In the bone, RFA can provide significant pain relief for those patients with painful bone metastases.

Doylestown Hospital interventional radiologists are also skilled in:

  • Radioembolization
  • Percutaneous Biopsy
  • Pain Management
  • Celiac Block for Pancreatic Cancer

The above treatments may provide cancer patients additional options that can be used along with standard treatments or can help to provide local control if other therapies fail. The goal is to help cancer patients extend and improve their quality of life.

 

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