S. Yedida Goldman, MD
I have multiple areas of interest, particularly within the subspecialty of interventional radiology. Vertebral augmentation of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine (often called vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) for relief of symptoms related to painful osteoporotic compression fractures or painful bony metastatic lesions, with or without associated fracture, is an area in which I do a lot of work. We are hoping to introduce a combination treatment for painful vertebral body tumors, involving thermal ablation followed by stabilization of the fracture with cement in the near future. Another area of interest is oncology, ranging from interpretation of CT scans and performing the diagnostic biopsies, to placement of ports and PICCs for chemotherapy access, to palliation of cancer related symptoms, and for specific cancers, even therapeutic interventions. One of these therapeutic areas involves liver cancer, whether primary or metastatic, where we can perform embolization of the hepatic artery, decreasing the blood supply to the tumor(s) and depositing chemotherapy and/or radiation emitting particles directly into the tumor(s). This maximizes the effects of the chemotherapy or radiation on the tumor, while minimizing the side effects on healthy tissue. I also perform uterine artery embolization for fibroids and/or adenomyosis in female patients, as well as ablation of varicose and spider veins for relief of symptoms and/or cosmetic reasons in both males and females.
Interventional Radiology (Minimally Invasive)
Varicose Vein treatment