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.
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.
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
Telephone: 01227 864023
Kent Interventional Radiology Centre (KIRC)
Kent and Canterbury Hospital,