Vascular Interventional Radiology
Jacob Cynamon, MD
Nationally recognized for its groundbreaking discoveries and therapies, the Vascular Interventional Radiology section performs the full spectrum of vascular and nonvascular diagnostic and interventional procedures. These include: catheter placement, stents and stent grafts, thrombolysis for acute ischemia, percutaneous nephrostomy, ureteral stents, biliary and abscess drainages, percutaneous feeding tubes, CT/Fluoro and ultrasound-guided biopsies, and percutaneous vertebroplasty and osteoplasty. Additionally, the newly established Liver Transplant Center has increased the volume of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt TIPS, and radiofrequency and cryoablation of tumors.
We strive to constantly improve patient care safely by conducting groundbreaking research and employing the latest advances in technology. In 1992 we conducted one of the first endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs (EVAR) with our vascular surgeons. Dr. Jacob Cynamon, Director of Vascular Interventional Radiology, co-authored a paper first describing the "lyse and wait" graft declotting technique in 1997, and we pioneered superficial femoral artery and tibial vessel recanalization for limb salvage, as well as developed new techniques to treat patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT).