Interventional Radiology

Interventional RadiologyInterventional radiology at LifeBridge Health is dedicated to using state-of-the-art technology to provide exceptional interventional and neurointerventional radiology services to our patients and community.

Interventional radiology can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in the body by inserting various small tools, such as catheters or wires, into the body. X-ray and ultrasound help guide the radiologist in this subspecialty, which can be used as a substitute for surgery and eliminate the need for hospitalization.

Conditions treated by interventional radiology include cancer, brain aneurysm, stroke, meningioma, atherosclerosis, uterine fibroids, and kidney and urological conditions.

A small sampling of interventional radiology procedures includes:

  • Angiography, an X-ray of arteries and veins to find blockage or narrowing of the vessels
  • Angioplasty, which uses a small balloon-tipped catheter to open up an area of blockage inside the vessel
  • Embolization, which inserts a substance through a catheter into a blood vessel to stop blood flow
  • Gastrostomy tubes for feeding patients who can’t take food by mouth
  • Stent placement, for which a tiny, expandable mesh coil is placed inside a blood vessel to open up a blockage
  • Foreign body removal, which uses a catheter to remove a foreign body
  • Needle biopsy of the liver, lungs, kidneys, thyroid, testicles, bone or lymph nodes
  • Injection of clot-dissolving agents
  • Catheter insertions for giving chemotherapy drugs, nutritional support and hemodialysis

Specialty Head

Sampson K. Kyere, M.D., Ph.D.Sampson K. Kyere, M.D., Ph.D., is a radiologist for LifeBridge Health. He specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.

Dr. Kyere earned his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (in biochemistry) from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He completed his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Locations

At LifeBridge Health, we offer interventional radiology at two locations:

  • Northwest Hospital
  • Sinai Hospital

Schedule an appointment for interventional radiology today.