Interventional Radiology Procedures
The Division of Interventional Radiology specializes in treating a wide
variety of conditions with minimally invasive techniques that involve lower
risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time than open surgeries.
Your physician will discuss your condition and treatment options, and will
determine whether a minimally invasive procedure is right for you.
For minimally invasive surgeries, our interventional radiologists use
image-guided technology, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, to place tiny
instruments inside the body that deliver medicine to targeted areas and
perform procedures without open surgical wounds.
Conditions We Treat
Many minimally invasive procedures can be done without general anesthesia,
and you can go home the same day.
Preparing for your Procedure
We will contact you the day before your procedure to make sure you are
comfortable and prepared. Most procedures allow you to go home the same
day, but certain procedures may require you to stay overnight.
Things to Know
You must have a ride home.
If you are having an angiogram, it is essential that someone stays with
Do not eat or drink after midnight on the day of your procedure, except
for sips of water to take medication.
You must take all blood pressure medications the morning of the
If you have questions about medications, you should bring your
medication with you, or a complete list of your medication that
If you take blood thinners, we will work with you and your primary care
doctor prior to your procedure to determine if they need to be stopped.
Procedure Appointments: Call 617-667-1616
Clinic appointments: Call 617-754- 2523
Call 617-754- 9500
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After 5 p.m., on weekends or holidays, please call 617-667-7000 and ask
for the fellow on call for Interventional Radiology.
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