In Their Words
Sometimes the best way to learn about medical procedures is to hear from people who’ve undergone them. Read these real-life stories to find out more about interventional radiology and the role it played in these patients’ lives.
Pain Alleviation Through IR
There came a time in Joseph Gilles’s life when he simply could not sleep at night. A severely fractured bone in his spine, which was aggravated after Gilles moved
a heavy box, was causing intense, constant pain. “It was
a ten on a scale of one to ten,” says Gilles ...
Nancy Kuhfuss was getting frustrated. An active person accustomed to dancing the night away at a local jitterbug club, Kuhfuss, 72, of Franklin Park, was down to two dances in a row before her leg pain became unbearable ...
Killing a Kidney Tumor
A kidney stone was driving Patrick Pisciotto crazy. When he got it checked out, however, his doctor discovered a more serious health threat on his other kidney — a cancerous tumor ...