Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology that uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures. Interventional radiologists (board-certified physicians) use tiny instruments, including catheters and wires to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and diseases that once required open surgery. Image guided therapy eliminates the need for open surgery and allow shorter recovery times and hospital stays. Under the leadership of Sydney Yoon, MD, interventional radiology at South Nassau continues to advance in this rapidly growing field of medicine.

Benefits of Interventional Radiology

  • Most procedures can be performed as an outpatient or require only an overnight stay
  • Most procedures are performed with local anesthesia, seldomly with general anesthesia
  • Many vascular procedures can be performed from the wrist, including uterine artery embolizations

Interventional treatments we perform at South Nassau include:

  • Liver, kidney and lung cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Pulmonary emboli/DVT
  • Filter placement and removal
  • Varicose veins
  • Poor venous access (ports, PICCs, tunneled catheters)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Abscess
  • Biopsy
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Urologic disease

Meet Our Team

Chief of the section of interventional radiology, Sydney S. Yoon, MD is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and internal medicine and also has certificates of added qualification in interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He has extensive experience in fibroid embolization and other vascular and interventional procedures. After earning a medical degree from the University of Chicago, he completed residencies in radiology at the UCLA Medical Center and medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a fellowship in interventional radiology at the UCLA Medical Center and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Columbia University.

Dr. Yoon has been listed in the 1999-2004 “Best Doctors” issue in New York magazine; Castle Connolly "Top Doctors" - NY metro area (2003-2005; 2011-2017); and "America’s Top Doctors" 2002-2017.

Geraldine N. Abbey-Mensah, MD

Geraldine N. Abbey-Mensah, MD, is board-certified in diagnostic radiology, and specializes in interventional radiology as well as breast imaging.

She earned a medical degree from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where she was also Chief Resident. She then completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Abbey-Mensah is the recipient of many awards, including the RSNA Roentgen Resident/ Fellow Research Award Radiology and Resident Teacher of Year. She has published extensively in many peer-reviewed prestigious medical journals and is a member of numerous professional societies.

Nimarta Singh, MD, MPH

Nimarta Singh, MD, MPH, is board-certified in Radiology and specializes in interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and body imaging.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Public Health and Medical Doctorate from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Chicago. Following residency she completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Dr. Singh has special interest in women's health and interventional oncology.

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