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Interventional Radiology

  • Our experienced, board-certified radiologists are skilled at performing image guided procedures for both the diagnosis and state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatment of a diverse array of medical conditions.
  • The board-certified radiology team at Mountainside performs peripheral angioplasty to open blockages of vessels that carry blood to the legs and lower body.
  • When exploration of conditions linked to the lower back and spine is necessary, subspecialists in neuroradiology are available to perform lumbar puncture myelography.
  • Our capabilities include CT and ultrasound biopsies to determine the presence or extent of cancer. In the event of a cancer finding, our radiologists immediately confer with a multidisciplinary team at Mountainside’s highly regarded Cancer Center to provide expert insights into the most effective treatment options.
  • We also perform procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of women’s health conditions including uterine artery embolization.

About Intervention Radiology

Interventional radiology encompasses various minimally invasive surgical procedures that are performed with the guidance of imaging technology. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes. However, others are actually treatment options that afford patients reduced risk of complications, less pain and shorter recovery times when compared to other treatment alternatives for the same medical concerns. Interventional procedures usually involve the use of needles, small tubes called catheters or other tiny instruments. Radiology images provide a “road map” that allows a radiologist to guide the small instrument through the body to the area of study or treatment.  Most interventional radiology procedures can be safely performed on an outpatient basis.

About Our Interventional Radiologists

Interventional radiologists (IR) are board certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive treatments for a variety of conditions throughout the body, often eliminating the need for open surgery. IR procedures are generally easier for the patient as they require no large incisions, are generally performed with sedation rather than general anesthesia, offer reduced pain, cost, risk and recovery time compared to conventional surgery.

Mountainside Interventional Radiology team has established itself as highly regarded experts in treating vascular and oncologic conditions using their diagnostic medical imaging expertise with the most advanced, safest, and most minimally invasive technology. Our physicians were trained at some of the top medical centers in the country and are committed to offering our patients the full spectrum of personalized interventional radiology care.

Our IR team delivers expertise in all areas of minimally invasive medicine, including liver disease and cancer, arterial and venous conditions, musculoskeletal treatments, gynecological conditions and dialysis access. Click here for a full list of conditions we treat.

Additionally, our team has broad expertise in providing a wide variety of traditional Interventional Radiology procedures such as image guided biopsies, dialysis access, hepatobiliary, genitourinary and gastrointestinal interventions.

Some of the exciting, novel treatments offered by our IR team include:

  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) in treating Portal Hypertension related ascites and variceal bleeding.
  • Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration of Gastric Varices (BRTO)
  • Treatment of liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Colorectal metastases to the liver) with Chemoembolization and Yttrium-90 Radioembolization. Hackensack UMC Mountainside is one of the few medical centers in New Jersey and New York to start offering this breakthrough procedure
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): nonsurgical, FDA approved image guided localized treatment that kills the tumor cells in the liver, kidney or lung with heat, while sparing the healthy surrounding tissue.
  • Uterine fibroid embolization: radial and femoral artery access

Additionally, our team has broad expertise in providing a wide variety of traditional Interventional Radiology procedures such as image guided biopsies, dialysis access, hepatobiliary, genitourinary and gastrointestinal interventions.