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Address: 745 Poplar Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265
Telephone: (404) 220-9388
Fax: (888) 335-1135

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Nephrostomy Tube Placement

A nephrostomy tube is a small, flexible tube that is placed into a kidney to provide an outlet for urine if the usual route through the ureters and bladder is blocked or damaged.  When the flow of urine is obstructed, the kidney can swell and become damaged, or the stagnant urine can become infected.  The procedure is performed by an Interventional Radiologist, using ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy, or a combination, to guide the introduction of the catheter into the collecting system of the kidney. Iodine based dye is used to evaluate the kidney and ureter.  Moderate sedation is used to make the patient comfortable during the procedure, which is generally very safe.  Because bleeding can occur, it is important to tell your physician if you are taking any blood thinners so these can be discontinued prior to the procedure.  If you have an allergy to iodine or iodine-based dye, you must inform your physician ahead of time as you may need to be pre-medicated to prevent an allergic reaction.

Our Locations

Piedmont Newnan

745 Poplar Road
Newnan, GA 30265

Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Fayette

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Women's Imaging Center
at Piedmont Fayette Hospital
1279 Highway 54 West
Suite 120
Fayetteville, GA 30214 Scheduling: 770-719-7007
Outpatient Center

1755 Highway 34 East
Suite 1200
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040
Piedmont Newnan
Breast Health Center

775 Poplar Road
Suite 110
Newnan, GA 30265 Scheduling: 770-400-4040