Internal Maxillary Artery Embolization
Internal maxillary artery embolization is performed to stop hemorrhaging of the internal maxillary artery (IMAX), which generally presents as a nosebleed (epistaxis) that does not stop bleeding.
Embolization is used to block blood flow through a blood vessel by placing tiny polyvinyl spheres in the blood vessel. This stops the nosebleed and prevents complications from continued loss of blood.
Maxillary Artery Embolization is a catheter-based procedure that our doctors perform at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. The procedure takes about an hour and a short hospital stay is expected.
Neck Mass Biopsy
A neck mass biopsy is performed to determine the cause of a lump in the neck. There are many potential reasons for a mass in the neck, and only a biopsy of the mass material can effectively determine the cause.
The biopsy is performed by using a tiny needle that is inserted directly into the mass. A small amount of material or fluid is removed from the mass so that it can be examined and used to form a diagnosis.
A neck mass biopsy is a needle-based procedure performed in our freestanding facility. The procedure will take about an hour, and no overnight stay is required.