The Division of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery at ProHEALTH is a medical subspecialty. We use X-rays and other types of imaging to see inside the body and treat conditions using minimally invasive procedures instead of traditional open surgery.
All of our interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons are board certified and highly respected. Our practice is accredited by the American Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.
Our staff is dedicated to providing excellent clinical care. We've been serving greater New York for more than 30 years and treat our patients like family.
- Two convenient locations with more locations opening soon
- Easy access to appointments — often the same day
- Many procedures can be done the day you call
- Insurance verification and authorization
- Direct access to laboratory services and diagnostic imaging
- Transportation to and from our office for your procedure
Interventional Radiology at ProHEALTH Care
My name is Dr. Oren T. Herman.
I'm a board certified Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist.
I mainly specialize in any interventional procedure that can be done in an outpatient setting.
A lot of people don't really understand what interventional radiologists do.
And really an interventional radiologist is somebody who does minimally invasive procedures, really either through a tiny incision or no incision at all.
And we basically do every type of procedure we can do in the body using an image guidance. Usually it could be an X-RAY, it could be an ultrasound, it could be a cat scan, and we're really doing everything inside the body without making any real large incision.
I'm Mike Vitale. I'm an Interventional Radiologist here at ProHealth.
My area of expertise falls under Interventional Oncology.
That's a pretty broad area that describes all the procedures we can do for our cancer patients. So, besides putting in mediports, which patients use for chemotherapy, we do image guided biopsies.
We do procedures in which we're able to physically kill tumors that are in certain organs. In addition to interventional oncology, you know, I'm well versed in treating all forms of interventional radiology including peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroids.
We deal with a lot of patients that have issues with pelvic pain in male and female that's usually due to varicose veins in the pelvis. Men can have varicose seals, which are varicose veins in the scrotum and females could have varicose veins in their pelvis causing pelvic congestion syndrome and that's usually from the veins that are draining the ovaries.
Another important area of service that we offer here is peripheral vascular disease. And that means that there are arteries that give blood flow to the foot or to the lower extremities that is diseased.
And it can give a patient a range of symptoms from claudication, which means they have pain in their calf when they're walking to what's called gangrene and their foot is basically dead and needs blood supply in order for it to heal or for in order for the patient to maybe not get an amputation.
Our equipment includes a brand new state of the art GE flat panel C arms with a 55 inch monitors. This really allows us to see better image quality with very low dose radiation to us and the patients. For some of these patients, the hospital, they won't even do these procedures in house. You know, you may wait for OR time there. You may wait for days, they may discharge you.
And for example, if you have a clotted access, a hospital may only put a catheter in and send the patient home and then we have to fix them here in the office. For us, we accept patients same day appointments.
A phone call comes in from dialysis center or from the kidney doctor from the nephrologists and says, there's a problem with the access.
And we attempt to accommodate the patient almost if not the same day, the next day. We have a motto here at ProHealth Interventional Services that says we treat patients like family.
I would actually like to say that we treat patients even better than family, and we want patients to come out of their ProHealth experience and go on and live the healthiest life that they can live.
A word from our expert
Interventional radiology gives patients minimally invasive ways to treat many conditions that once required traditional surgery.– Dr. Oren Herman, Director of Interventional Services Learn more about this provider
Conditions we treat
We provide treatment for a wide range of conditions. These include vascular (blood vessels), gastrointestinal (stomach) and genitourinary (reproductive and urinary organs) conditions. Treatments are defined in the treatments and procedures section.
- Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
- Compression fractures
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Kidney stones
- Lower extremity venous insufficiency
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Reproductive health issues
- Varicose veins
- Vascular malformations
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
- Scrotal varicoceles
Treatments and procedures
Each of our five procedure suites uses the latest in imaging technology. This helps provide early and more accurate diagnoses.
- Dialysis catheter placement
- Dialysis access repair
- Endovenous thermal ablation
- Gonadal vein embolization
- Image-guided biopsies
- Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement/removal
- Intravascular ultrasound
- Nephrostomy placement/removal
- Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
- Port-a-cath placement
- Thrombectomy or thrombolysis
- Ureteral stent placement and removal
- Uterine fibroids embolization (UFE)
- Vascular malformation embolization
Find answers to commonly asked questions.
When you call our office, we’ll give you a list of the tests or information we need. Our doctors will review everything then schedule your appointment. We'll also help take care of all insurance paperwork for you.OR
Bring your insurance card and photo ID. If you are taking any prescription medications, please bring those as well.OR
Check with your health plan to see if a referral is needed. Many times, we have a quick phone call with you or your doctor to see if the test or procedure can be done and if a referral is even necessary.OR
The most common tests include:
- Blood work
- Computed tomography angiography (CTA) uses a CT scan (a type of X-ray) and a special dye to get pictures of blood vessels and tissues in a part of the body
- Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure the blood flow through your arteries and veins
- Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) lets your doctor see inside your blood vessels, arteries and veins
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) takes detailed images of the soft tissues of the body using a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer
- X-rays take pictures of the inside of the body in different shades of black and white
It depends on your health plan. We’ll find out if you have a copay. If you do, we’ll let you know before your visit.OR
Most procedures take less than an hour. However, we take as much time as needed to give patients the highest level of care.OR
If there is the possibility of pain, we'll sedate you to make you more comfortable.OR
We can provide transportation from and to your home.OR