Atlanta Access Care provides a wide spectrum of image-guided procedures on the GI and GU systems in a pleasant, untraditional office-based setting.
Gastrostomy/ Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement/ Replacements
People with certain medical conditions sometimes require that tubes be placed into the body so that they can receive medications or nutrients directly into the gastrointestinal system. Once, surgery was required to insert these tubes, but today these procedures can be done without surgery by an Interventional Radiologist. Doctors often recommend placing a gastrostomy tube in the stomach for a variety of conditions in which a patient is unable to take sufficient food by mouth. In the procedure, the feeding tube is inserted through a small nick in the skin and into the stomach under X-ray guidance. A gastrojejunostomy allows for direct gastroenteric feeding by having its tip terminate in the beginning of the small intestine.
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Care in Atlanta, GA
Nephrostomy and Biliary Drain Replacements
Nephrostomy and biliary drainage are alternatives to surgery. Nephrostomy is a procedure in which a catheter is placed through your skin and into your kidney to drain your urine. X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy) is used to help guide the catheter into exactly the right place to drain your urine. Biliary drainage is performed in the same way as nephrostomy. The catheter is placed into your bile duct to drain your bile. We can replace these tubes for appropriate patients in a pleasant, non-hospital based environment.
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