Interventional Radiology at Stony Brook is a robust, full-service department. 10,000 procedures are performed annually at the Stony Brook campus. An additional 200 procedures are performed annually by Stony Brook interventional radiologists at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport and another 1000 procedures yearly at Peconic Bay hospital in Riverhead.
This department is a strong ally with Stony Brook departments of surgery, urology, gastroenterology, gynecologic oncology and obstectrics/gynecology. They rely on us at any time for emergent procedures such as arterial embolizations, TIPS, biliary interventions, and abscess drainages. Besides Stony Brook, this department is on call for the Northport VA and nearby Mather Hospital.
Elective procedures run a wide gamut, and there are 8-10 scheduled outpatient cases daily. Examples of these cases include simple drainages and biopsies, transjugular liver and kidney biopsies, renal artery interventions, as well as solid tumor ablations. Venous access is a large share of our elective work, encompassing dialysis catheter placement, chemotherapy ports, infusion catheter placement, and difficult PICC lines that cannot be placed by the PICC service.
Our growth area is undoubtedly interventional oncology. We already perform liver chemoembolization and bland embolization procedures. Liver-directed Y90 selective internal radiotherapy is also performed in close partnership with authorized users from radiation oncology. We are strengthening ties with surgical oncology and medical oncology to offer every benefit to cancer patients. The drive to increase activity in this area comes from within: expansion of the hospital and construction of a new Cancer Center to be completed by 2016.
For further information, feel free to contact us.
Stony Brook University Hospital
Department of Radiology
Interventional Radiology Section
HSC, L-4, Room 120
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8460
Phone-main line: 631-444-5400