(920) 967-1000

333 N. Commercial Street, Suite 100
Neenah, WI  54956

Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley


What is Interventional Oncology?
Interventional oncology is a medical specialty dedicated to the treatment of cancer through the use of minimally invasive image-guided technology. It’s considered to be one of the most advanced and cutting edge options in cancer treatment today. 

Who are Interventional Oncologists?
Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley interventional oncologists are specially trained in this rapidly advancing field. They are dedicated to this subspecialty, focused on precisely targeting difficult-to-treat cancers. 

Interventional oncologists are highly trained physicians. They have a 4 year bachelors degree, 4 year medical doctor degree, 5 year radiology residency, and 1 year interventional radiology / interventional oncology fellowship background. A total of 14 years of training to qualify for this position!

Interventional oncologists are interventional radiologists with an interest and experience in cancer treatment procedures. The terms interventional oncology and interventional radiology are often used interchangeably. 

Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley (RAFV) Interventional Oncologists:

Corbin Asbury, MD
Douglas Conners, MD
Robert Garofalo, MD
Bradley Hartmann, MD
Joseph Introcaso, MD
Todd Peebles, MD
Benjamin Smith, MD

Not all cancer patients are candidates for interventional oncology procedures. These minimally invasive treatments depend on many things, including the type of cancer, its location, and whether or not it has spread. Some of the interventional oncology procedures offered by Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley include, but are not limited to: 

Palliative care procedures including pain management or fluid drainage, lumbar puncture, and percutaneous vertebral augmentation

Radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy

Tissue biopsy for diagnosis
Chemoembolization and Radioembolization (Yttrium-90)
Vascular access procedures including mediport and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)

What to expect when meeting with Interventional Oncology
Typically, your medical oncologist will refer you to an interventional oncologist. Because every cancer patient is unique however, other physicians, in particular, surgeons, also make referrals to interventional oncology. 

You’ll typically meet with one of our interventional oncologists in the office where you will have a history and physical exam and review your medical imaging. An individualized treatment plan is then developed in conjunction with your medical oncologist, surgeon or other referring doctor. 

Interventional oncology procedures take place in the radiology department of our hospitals, because this is where the imaging technology, used to precisely target the tumor, is located. 

With most interventional oncology procedures, you’ll be sent home the same day. Patients receiving chemoembolization, however, stay in the hospital overnight, so that we can more closely monitor the side effects of the chemotherapy medications. 

After your procedure, you’ll meet with your interventional oncologist for a follow-up appointment. During this time, you’ll discuss results from the procedure and next steps in your cancer care. 

Contact an Interventional Oncologist:
Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley
333 N. Commercial Street, Suite 100
Neenah, WI 54956

New Patient Consults: (920) 967-1000
Office: (920) 722-1750
Fax: (920) 722-7454
Billing Questions: (800) 373-6330

Lisa Behlman
Administrative Assistant
Direct: (920) 722-1840