What to expect
Some interventional procedures are emergency cases and will be attended to immediately.
However, if you have been referred by your physician to undergo an elective interventional procedure, you can make your appointment directly at any of our branches.
Each interventional procedure is highly specialised and most require specific preparations.
You may meet your interventionalist on the day of your procedure or you may be required to consult beforehand so that the details may be explained to you. For more information on how to prepare for your procedure, click-through to your specific types of intervention.
You will be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
Unlike open surgery, most intervention radiology (IR) procedures are done under local anesthesia or conscious sedation (rather than general anesthesia).
So you will be relaxed, but awake during the entire process.
This innovative, image-guided alternative has a shorter recovery time, reduces the risk and often delivers better outcomes.