Physicians in the interventional radiology department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, diagnose and treat cancers with minimally invasive techniques. Our interventional radiology team at Eastern also performs procedures to help manage pain and other complications, collect biopsy samples and alleviate a variety of symptoms that may occur during cancer treatment. Interventional radiology may be used to manage metastatic disease from cancers such as colorectal, breast, gallbladder, pancreas, lung, esophageal, stomach, melanoma and sarcomas.
Interventional radiologists are trained in using minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed with image-guided technology. They use X-rays, MRI and other advanced imaging technology to perform procedures that involve small catheters, needles and other minimally invasive tools. These procedures may be performed through a tiny hole, instead of the larger incisions common in surgical oncology. At Eastern, patients may be able to experience a faster recovery time and fewer complications by undergoing interventional radiology procedures compared to more invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. Steven Wagner is an interventional radiologist at Eastern. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and vascular and interventional radiology. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Dr. Wagner was recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Vascular & Interventional Radiology by Philadelphia Magazine. He is just one of the experts trained and educated to work with patients as part of the CTCA® care team. At Eastern, experienced and dedicated cancer experts work together in one location, sharing their knowledge, coordinating treatments and providing personalized cancer. Comprehensive care is the cornerstone of the CTCA Mother Standard® of care and patient-centered model that are core to the mission at our five CTCA hospitals, including the one in Pennsylvania.