Surgical Support

Clinical Services: Interventional Radiology
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
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1283 York Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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2315 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10024
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The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Interventional Radiology is nationally renowned for improving surgical procedures with high-quality imaging technology and minimally invasive capabilities.

Our interventional radiologists are trained to perform and lead the full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures. In addition, our team collaborates with and directly supports the many highly skilled surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine. Together, we can offer our patients more options for their surgical treatments, including minimally invasive options, as well as improve surgical techniques with imaging technology.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Your Surgery?

Compassionate, individualized support for your surgery: Our interventional radiologists will assist your surgical team with high-quality imaging technology and the use of minimally invasive procedures when possible.

Our personalized approach — combined with our use of leading technology and treatment options — offers patients the best possible chance of optimal health and well-being. We care for patients from before your diagnosis to after your recovery, prioritizing your personal goals for a vibrant, full life.

Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Your interventional radiologist may consult with experts in surgery and other medical professionals as needed.

Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.

Learn more about the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine.

How Our Interventional Radiologists Improve Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine

The interventional radiologists here at Weill Cornell Medicine are nationally recognized for their expertise in using imaging technology and performing minimally invasive procedures. They use X-Rays, MRI and other imaging tools to guide small instruments (catheters and endoscopes) to treat a wide variety of diseases.

Some patients cannot receive a minimally invasive treatment by an interventional radiologist. In these cases, our interventional radiologists help the surgical team by providing imaging assistance and performing supportive surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques.

●      Percutaneous (through the skin) biopsies: Biopsies use advanced image guidance to take a small sample of tissue for diagnosis and to guide therapy.

●      Medication injections: Small instruments are guided into the body to precisely deliver medications without harming the healthy tissues.

●      Gastrostomy-Jejunostomy (G-J) tube placement: A G-J tube is placed using X-Ray guidance. A G-J tube allows food and medicine to be given directly into the stomach or jejunum instead of through the mouth.

●      PICC line placement: A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line is a thin, soft, long catheter (tube) that is inserted into a vein in the arm, leg or neck. The tip of the catheter is positioned in a large vein that carries blood into the heart. The PICC line is used for long-term intravenous antibiotics, nutrition or medications and for blood draws.

●      Lumbar puncture: During a lumbar puncture, the physician will insert a needle into the lower spine to obtain cerebrospinal fluid to look for infection or cancer cells, inject a chemotherapy drug for patients with cancer, or relieve cerebrospinal fluid pressure.

●      Therapeutic joint injections: Joint injections are a form of treatment for patients with arthritis. Using ultrasound, X-Ray or CT scan for guidance, the doctor will place a small needle into the affected joint and inject a high-dose steroid.

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion.  

Meet Our Physicians

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Interventional Radiology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.