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Bleeding inside of your abdomen can present in a variety of ways:Abdominal Bleeding Therapy - GI Bleed
Abdominal Bleeding Therapy - Trauma
Adrenal vein sampling may be ordered to help diagnose conditions associated with aldosterone excess or deficiency.
An angiogram is an imaging test that uses x-rays and IV dye (contrast) to view your body’s blood vessels.
An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal collection or tangle of blood vessels.
Therapeutic paracentesis is indicated when ascites fluid has accumulated enough to cause respiratory compromise, abdominal pain, or worsening of existing inguinal or umbilical hernias.
[photo1]Bile is necessary for the breakdown of fatty foods.Drain Care
A biopsy is performed because a previous radiology test showed an abnormality.
Hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, can cause a build-up of plaque.
Chemoembolization is a minimally invasive treatment for liver cancer that can be used for patients that are not surgical candidates, or when there is too much tumor to treat with Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA).
Fluid can collect almost anywhere in the body. This fluid may be from a primary infection, a complication of surgery, rupture of hollow organs, cysts, or a host of other sources. If this fluid collection becomes infected it is called an abscess.Caring for Your Drain
Hemodialysis is a procedure in which a machine filters harmful waste and excess salt and fluid from your blood.
This procedure is done to help localize insulinomas (insulin secreting tumors of the pancreas) in patients that are experiencing episodes of unexplained severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) with no history of diabetes.
The urinary system serves to remove waste and regulate the amount of water in your body.Drainage Tube Care
Feeding tubes are placed through the skin directly into the gut.Long-Term Feeding Tube Care
An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of an artery due to weakness or injury to one or more of the three layers of tissue.
It is noncyclic pain that lasts more than 6 months and is caused by pelvic varicosities. Chronic pain is a common health problem that affects as many as 39% of women.
Peripheral Vascular Disease results from fatty deposits (plaque) that build up in the arteries outside the heart (peripheral arteries); mainly the arteries supplying the legs and feet.
Portal vein embolization is a preoperative procedure for large volume liver resection in patients with liver cancer.
The Pleurx Catheter is typically placed via a minimally invasive outpatient procedure in a hospital or clinic setting.Long Term Drainage Catheter Placement
Radioembolization is a minimally-invasive treatment used to treat primary or metastatic liver cancer.
The TIPS procedure is performed in patients with portal hypertension (increased pressure in the Portal Vein) causing severe variceal bleeding or to prevent rebleeding.
This is a minimally invasive method to treat solid cancers that utilizes special equipment to “burn” or “freeze” tumors without surgery.
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors which can cause excessive menstrual bleeding and pain.Going Home After Your UFE
A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain, testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems.
In this section you will find descriptions and care information on a variety of Vascular Access Procedures.Chest Ports
Long Term Infusion Catheters
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are non surgical treatments for pain caused by vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical treatment.