Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital has enhanced its interventional radiology program. In addition to collaborating with area specialists, the hospital recently invested more than $1 million for the purchase of a GE Innova IGS-540 interventional radiology suite. This new imaging system expands the hospital’s capacity to diagnose and treat more medical conditions using a minimally invasive approach.
“This new imaging suite offers physicians the imaging capabilities to use minimally-invasive image-guided procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in nearly every organ system in the body,” said Kurt H. Wetzler, MD, board-certified and fellowship trained interventional radiologist with Hampton Roads Radiology Associates. “Because we use a minimally invasive approach with catheters, needles and stents, in many cases we can offer patients a more precise, timely diagnosis and in some cases we can prevent some patients from undergoing surgery. That helps to reduce a patient’s recovery time, reduce opportunities for infection and ultimately reduce the cost of providing high-quality care.”
Interventional radiology offers a broad range of imaging and diagnostic procedures that include but are not limited to: visualization and revascularization of arteries, diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases, interventions to assist patients undergoing cancer therapies, orthopedic procedures, gynecological and urologic procedures, and interventions to address diseases of the hepatobiliary system (liver and bile ducts).
“Bon Secours is pleased to bring this new technology to our community and to ensure that patients have access to the latest minimally invasive options for their care,” said Patricia L. Robertson, CEO, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. “It is part of our commitment to providing high-quality patient care and to bringing more good help to those we serve.”
For more information about Bon Secours radiology services in Hampton Roads call the CARE Line at (757) 889-CARE!