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Interventional Radiologist in theatre

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology provides minimally invasive procedures, using image guidance to access and treat different parts of the body

Endovascular procedures, often described as ‘pinhole surgery’, consist of flexible plastic catheters being navigated through blood vessels using the body’s arterial tree, as a ‘highway’, to gain access to areas which can otherwise only be reached by making a surgical incision.

As there is very little pain, patients may be awake during the procedure and return to normal activities very quickly.  Patients may be admitted as an emergency due to serious illness, injury or urgent surgery, or admission may be planned for elective procedures.

About us

We are a regional centre of excellence, treating around 1200 patients every year. Currently construction is underway of a second hybrid suite with a third one in the planning. Each suite will provide facilities to ensure we can respond to the specialties based at EKHUFT, whilst the three together will respond to the needs of all our patients. 

We have a highly specialised team of medical, nursing and allied health professionals. Additionally, we have a number of very important staff such as our administrative staff who support both the activities of the team and provide a welcoming face to visitors. For further details of working in our Interventional Radiology Team visit our Work Here page.

Our staff

Managers for Interventional Radiology

Clinical Interventional Radiology Project Manager- Jane Thurston

Interventional Radiology Operations Manager – Alison Cigerli

Consultants for Interventional Radiology

Clinical Lead, Consultant in Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Dr Robert Kaikini

Consultant in Cardiac, Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Dr Neelan Das

Consultant in Neurovascular, vascular and Interventional Radiology - Dr Akash Prashar

Radiographers for Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Advanced Practitioner Radiographer - Jane Thurston

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Superintendent Radiographer-Samantha Berry

Senior Interventional Radiographer – Fiona Banks, Rachel Brown, Heidi Matthews, Matthew Milne and Gboyega Ogunmefun

Nursing team for Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Senior Practitioner - Emma Brown

Interventional Radiology Senior Practitioner - Nikola Curuvija

Interventional Radiology Sister – Anne Pomeroy

Contact us

Telephone: 01227 864023

Kent Interventional Radiology Centre (KIRC)
Kent and Canterbury Hospital,
Ethelbert Road,
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3NG


News

Lead clinical radiologist Dr Robert Kaikini and head of radiology Cara Barlow

An exciting new state-of-the-art development is underway in the Trust, bringing the latest cutting-edge technology to the interventional radiology (IR) department.

The new development will enhance capabilities in minimally invasive image-guided surgery, enabling IR to treat the sickest patients who do not qualify for conventional surgery – targeting areas deep within the body that otherwise cannot be reached. Read more here