Interventional Radiology has been described as the surgery of the new millennium. At Interventional Radiology in Palo Alto, we deliver safe, effective, and compassionate care to our patients, using state-of-the-art imaging and miniaturized instruments. Whether you are a referring physician or a patient, we invite you to explore our section and to contact us with questions. We look forward to serving you.
Some patients may self-refer for consultation appointments. Please call us if you're unsure if a doctor referral is required.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours prior to your visit.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Once you are scheduled, you will be emailed or mailed a confirmation package that includes the time and location of your appointment, maps, a medical history form, and any patient education pertinent to your visit.
Bring contact information for your referring doctor, primary care doctor, and any other doctors you would like us to stay in contact with regarding you care.
For imaging studies (CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET scan) done at another facility, please have available what imaging study was done, where, and their contact information. We will instruct you or the facility on how to send us the images (usually a CD or DVD) and the radiologist's report. It is important that we get the images in advance.
For lab tests done at another hospital, please ask them to fax us a copy of the results.
If you have been asked to watch a video, it is very important that you watch this before your appointment.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Please fax us a completed new patient referral form to 650-725-0533 along with any pertinent medical records. You can also call us at 650-736-9081 for clinic and procedure consult requests. If you are able to send imaging studies (actual images on CD), please forward them to:
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H3630
Stanford, CA 94305
Our requested images and lab testing are listed below; however, we are happy to help coordinate this testing when appropriate.
SCHEDULING YOUR PATIENT
An initial consultation typically takes 60–90 minutes. If your office is scheduling multiple appointments for the same day, please allow enough time between appointments, so that we can provide the best care possible.
For all in-patient referrals:
For URGENT consults, page the IR CONSULT Fellow on call at 650-723-4000, pager #27237.
For non-urgent consults fax a referral to IR at 650-736-7734.
Requested images and lab tests
Routine before a procedure: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by disease state, PT/PTT/INR, pregnancy in women of child-bearing age
Routine before outpatient consultation: CBC, chemistries as appropriate by disease state
Oncology patients: appropriate tumor markers. For patients with primary or metastatic liver carcinomas a complete liver panel is helpful