Ascension Sacred Heart Bay Interventional Radiology

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Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
About Us
Our care team at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay Interventional Radiology in Panama City, Florida, delivers minimally invasive, image-guided treatments.

Our vascular and interventional radiology care team at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay is dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible. Our radiologists provide minimally invasive, image-guided treatment options for a wide range of conditions, including procedures to remove blockages and restore blood flow for adults with vascular and nonvascular conditions. Minimally invasive procedures can shorten your recovery time, which helps you return to home and get back to activities faster. Minimally invasive procedures can also lead to less pain than traditional surgery.

Interventional radiology

We help your referring doctor get a clear picture of your health. These images can be used to help your doctor create a personalized care plan that’s right for you. Our doctors are specially trained in medical imaging guidance, such as CT, X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and MRI.

Vascular and interventional radiology is useful in the treatment of a wide range of conditions in the body, including:

  • Arterial and venous disease
  • Biopsy and treatment of cancer and other masses
  • Compression fractures of the upper and lower spine, as well as the sacrum
  • Control of bleeding and drainage of fluid collections
  • Interventional oncology
  • DVT/PE treatments

Deep vein thrombosis

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that can occur anywhere in the body, but most often occurs in the legs. These clots can be caused by anything that prevents blood from circulating or clotting normally, such as injury to a vein, surgery, certain medications and limited movement. If left untreated, DVT clots may dislodge and travel to the heart or lungs, where they can be life-threatening.

Our interventional radiologists use ClotTriever®, an FDA-approved device that removes large clots from blood vessels.

Pulmonary embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot travels and becomes lodged in the arteries of the lung. The heart must then strain to push blood past the clot. If the strain is significant enough, it can lead to heart failure. Clots left in the pulmonary arteries can be life-threatening by increasing the risk of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and recurrent clots.

Our interventional radiologists use FlowTriever®, the first device FDA-approved for treatment of pulmonary embolism, to remove large clots from vessels and immediately restore blood flow to relieve heart strain.