Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery Team

ChristianaCare’s Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIGS) is dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective gynecological care available. The decision to seek advanced treatment, including any type of surgery, can be difficult. Our experts will perform a thorough assessment and design a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

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Minimally Invasive Surgical Options for Women

Conditions We Treat

The decision to seek advanced treatment – including any type of surgery – can be difficult. You want the best medical treatment available. At the Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery we offer advanced treatment options for:

When surgery is the best option, our expert, board-certified surgeons use laparoscopic and other highly advanced, mini­mally invasive surgical techniques which can be a welcome and effective alternative to traditional surgery for many women.

Personalized Care

At the Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery we are dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective gy­necological treatment and care available. After a complete assessment, a personalized treatment plan is prepared for every patient.

In most cases, major and minor procedures are safely performed as same-day sur­geries – eliminating the need for hospital stays and unsightly incisions, while also provid­ing the fastest, least painful recovery possible.

Recognized Leaders in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our board-certified and board-eligible gynecological surgeons are leading experts in the specialty of mini­mally invasive surgery. They routinely practice evidenced based medicine employing innovative technology with the goal of optimizing women’s health. As part of the ChristianaCare they offer the highest level of gynecological surgery and care available today.

Personal Advantages

Laparoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques have revolutionized the way gyne­cologic surgery can be performed, providing women numerous advantages over tradi­tional surgery, including:

  • Fewer and smaller incisions resulting in smaller scars.
  • Faster return to regular activities.
  • Less painful.
  • Shorter inpatient stay.
  • Quicker recovery time.

The Center for Advanced Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery provides you several additional unique benefits:

  • Safe, Same-day Surgery – As part of ChristianaCare, we offer the benefits of a nationally recognized hospital for inpatients while providing same-day outpatient minor and major gynecological procedures.
  • Shorter Hospital Stays – Our unique surgical approach eliminates the need for hospitalization.
  • Quicker Over-all Recovery Time – Our surgical techniques provide women the quickest possible recov­ery, with minimal downtime from work, family and friends.
  • Convenient, Comfortable Setting – Located in the same medical building as other women’s health services at Christiana Hospital, our center provides patients a convenient location.

MIGS Fellowship Certification

How Can We Help

Everything we do is centered on you and your individual needs. As partners with you and your health care team, we can offer you excellent OB-GYN care that incorporates the best practices and best technology available. Our services include:

Hysterectomy – If you’re suffering from symptoms such as heavy, frequent periods, uterine fibroids, a prolapsed womb or cancer of the vagina and related systems, you may need to undergo a hysterectomy to remove the womb. As one of the most common gynecological operations, we are able to guide and support you throughout the entire process so that you can remain calm, confident and healthy at all times.
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Advanced Treatment for Uterine Fibroids – Although they are considered as non cancerous growths in the uterus, they can still cause a range of health issues in women including heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pain and pressure, constipation, frequent urination and cramps.

ChristianaCare offer a range of treatments with the aim to be minimally invasive by using the latest technology. For instance, Uterine fibroid embolization uses tiny plastic particles to cut off the flow of blood and cause fibroids to shrink. This procedure treats the entire uterus and all fibroids, and it requires only a short recover time—typically one to two weeks.

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