Paracentesis and Thoracentesis are procedures to remove fluid that has accumulated in the abdominal cavity (peritoneal fluid), a condition called ascites, or between the lungs and chest wall (pleural space). The fluid is removed using image-guidance and a needle inserted through the abdominal or chest wall.

The physicians and physicians assistants with San Diego Imaging can perform both Paracentesis and Thoracentesis procedures in our comfortable and convenient outpatient center in Kearny Mesa.  They also provide these services at various hospital partners.

Paracentesis and Thoracentesis are performed at the following San Diego Imaging centers:

San Diego Imaging – Kearny Mesa