Our section serves thousands of patients every year. Our priority is to see you in a timely manner with your safety and comfort in mind. The following, are the common steps which take place prior to your Interventional Radiology Procedure appointment. Please make sure you follow the steps listed below
Your Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Specialist will order your Interventional Radiology (IR) Procedure
Your ordered exam will need to be approved by your insurance provider. ( We will do everything possible to facilitate this process, however, please note that most of the insurance provider approvals are beyond our control and have an expiration period)

-See the list of accepted Health Plans-

Your Doctor’s Office will schedule your appointment
You are asked to call Radiology Scheduling Line at (916) 734-0655 (option 3)
Things you will be asked while scheduling your appointment
Date of birth
Medical record number (if available)
Insurance information
If you have history of kidney disease
If you ever had a reaction to Iodine Contrast

If you are taking blood thinners and NSAIDS

Radiology Nurse will contact you within 2 days prior to your visit
Based on a protocol you may require:
Lab work (for kidney function)
Holding off on medication prior to exam
Driver to assist with transportation
Arriving for your appointment

Please make sure you follow the nursing instructions for your arrival time.
If procedure requires General Anesthesia, please arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment

Please make sure you are arriving at correct location