Service offerings continue to expand at Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (MMCH). With plans to center MMCH as a premiere facility in Brooklyn, hospital leadership introduced interventional radiology in April of this year.
Interventional radiology gives physicians an opportunity to provide high-quality care using the most minimally invasive treatments available while also reducing costs, pain, and recovery time for patients. It’s a discipline that’s been around for a while, but it’s relatively new compared to long-standing specialties like primary care and pediatrics.
The greatest opportunity for interventional radiology at MMCH lies in the collaborative care these physicians can provide in conjunction with other departments. Using imaging equipment, interventional radiologists guide instruments into veins and arteries for stents, angioplasty, embolization, and other minimally invasive procedures. Although cardiovascular treatments are very common, interventional radiologists also perform procedures in many other parts of the body.
More than 20 patients have benefited from interventional radiology procedures at MMCH to date. In the few months since the program began, MMCH has provided interventional radiology treatment on Tuesdays. Soon, a dedicated interventional radiologist will join the dynamic staff at MMCH to provide coverage at least twice a week.
Partnering with interventional radiology is a great idea for specialists across many disciplines, including cardiology, neurology, gynecology, and urology to name a few. Refer your patients for minimally invasive interventional radiology services that save them both time and money.