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Interventional Radiology

RADS: offering Comprehensive Interventional Radiology coverage

WHAT IS INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY?

Interventional Radiology is minimally invasive, image-guided surgery. Interventional Radiologists use x-rays, MRI and other imaging modalities to navigate small instruments, like catheters, through blood vessels and organs to treat a variety of diseases. There are many benefits to having on IR procedure in lieu of traditional surgery: IR procedures are less painful, less invasive, safer, and there is less recovery time. RADS Interventional Radiologists are highly trained experts in minimally invasive medical procedures and interpretation of imaging techniques.

RADS recognizes that the Interventional Radiology (IR) subspecialty has contributed to some of the most significant medical developments in recent years so we have greatly expanded our IR team and IR services offered.

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

CT-guided biopsy
Dr. Lim


Embolization procedure
Dr. Nikpour


Patient consultation
Dr. Sattah


Angiography
Dr. Sandhu


RADS Interventional Radiology Services

Vascular acces
•Tunneled central venous catheter placement
•Chest Port placement
•Vascular access management, including catheter or port exchange and removal

Dialysis access
•AV graft/fistula thrombolysis, thrombectomy with or without venous angioplasty and stent placement
•Tunneled dialysis catheter placement and management, including catheter exchange and removal
•Percutaneous AV fistula creation with Ellipsys

Urological interventions
•Nephrostomy tube placement
•Nephroureteral stent placement
•Tube/stent management, including exchange and removal
•Percutaneous access for renal stone removal/retrieval, in conjunction with Urologist
•Ureteroplasty

Gastrointestinal interventions
•Gastrostomy tube placement
•Gastrojejunostomy tube placement
•Biliary drainage and stent placement
•Tube management, including exchange and removal

Caval filter
•Inferior vena cava filter insertion
•Inferior vena cava filter retrieval

Arteriography
•Aorta (thoracic and abdominal)
•Extremity (upper and lower)
•Visceral (celiac, SMA and IMA)
•Renal
•Carotids and intracranial
•Vascular access

Angioplasty and stent placement
•Upper and lower extremities (PAD)
•Renal arteries
•Superior mesenteric artery

Embolizations
•Traumatic hemorrhage
•Postpartum hemorrhage
•GI bleed
•Pre—operative vessel occlusion
•Hemoptysis, Bronchial artery

Thrombolysis
•Arterial (bypass grafts...etc.)
•Venous, DVT and PE

Transjugular biopsy
•Liver

Spinal interventions
•Kyphoplasty
•Spinal bone biopsy

Oncologic interventions
•Hepatic chemoembolization
•Stenting of malignant strictures

Women's health
•Uterine fibroids embolization
•Selective salpingography for infertility

Men’s health
•Varicocele embolization

Transjugular interventions
•Trans-Intrahepatic Portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
•Variceal embolization

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Technology Leader

RADS IR program uses advanced new techniques as they become available. One of these, the Ellipsys Vascular Access System, has just been approved by the FDA. Ellipsys provides a groundbreaking, minimally invasive and cost effective method to create a percutaneous arteriovenous (AV) fistula for hemodialysis access in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. The system enables physicians to percutaneously access the proximal radial artery in the forearm to create an AV fistula. Under high frequency ultrasound guidance, the Ellipsys System uses a novel outer access cannula, guidewire and vessel capture construct that creates a connection of the vein to the artery using an intravascular approach. A select amount of low power thermal energy is used to cut the walls of the vessels and fuse the tissue, creating an in-vivo anastomosis without leaving any foreign material (including sutures) in the resulting AV fistula. The use of thermal energy has been successfully used in other vessel sealing applications with results equal to or better than traditional suturing methods. The Ellipsys System transforms a commonly performed surgical procedure into a minimally invasive procedure that leaves the vasculature around the AVF site undisturbed. As a result, Ellipsys significantly lowers the costs of creating an AV fistula while eliminating the need to create difficult surgical vessel anastomoses.

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

our interventional radiology team

Preparing for the procedure

This procedure requires no special preparation.

Please inform the staff if there is any possibility of Pregnancy at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Mario Sattah, MD
Director of Interventional Radiology, RADS Inc.
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology American Board of Radiology
Joseph Marshall, MD
Medical Director of Radiology Dameron Hospital
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology American Board of Radiology
Tony Ha, MD
Medical Director of Radiology San Joaquin General Hospital
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology American Board of Radiology
Barjinder Sandhu, MD
Associate Interventional Radiologist
Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology Board eligible, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Arian Nikpour, MD MPH
Associate Interventional Radiologist
Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology Board eligible, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Bashir Tafti, MD
Associate Interventional Radiologist
Specialized in Vascular and Interventional Radiology Board eligible, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

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