Minimally invasive procedures.
Interventional Radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging guidance. They use their expertise to read X-rays, ultrasound and other images, in order to guide small instruments, such as catheters, through the blood vessels to treat conditions percutaneously (through the skin).
Cape Cod Healthcare Interventional Radiologist Philip Dombrowski, MD, treats patients at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. He is a board-certified Radiologist who is fellowship-trained in percutaneous interventions using guided imaging.
The advantages of Interventional Radiology include:
- Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require just a short hospital stay.
- General anesthesia is usually not required.
- Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.
Dr. Dombrowski can relieve painful and dangerous conditions known as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). He also works closely with our exceptional Vascular Surgeons on cases such as Aortic Abdominal Aneurysms.
DVT is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel of the body, usually in the leg or arm. DVT can develop when veins are pinched for long periods of time. Symptoms include pain, swelling and skin discoloration around the clot. Dr. Dombrowski and our Vascular Surgeons at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital follow American College of Chest Physicians guidelines, which say that early DVT removal is preferable in some cases to using anti-coagulant drugs alone.