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DCMH Now Offering Enhanced Vascular and Interventional Radiology Services

In Brief

  • DCMH is renovating its Interventional Radiology (IR) laboratory and adding services, and is now offering minimally invasive IR and vascular procedures to patients.
  • Available procedures through DCMH’s Interventional Radiology lab include paracentesis, thoracentesis, chemoembolization and ablation, CT- and ultrasound-guided biopsies, and fiducial seed implants. Radiologists Steven Gilman, M.D. and Hazem Hosein, M.D. offer these services.
  • Gilman and Hosein will also be offering pain management procedures, musculoskeletal/spine procedures, dialysis-related procedures, and varicose vein repair.
  • Marat Goldenberg, M.D. will offer surgical vascular services that include peripheral vascular procedures, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy and endovascular carotid stenting. Some of these procedures will be performed in the Interventional Radiology lab, others are more appropriate for the hospital’s main OR.
  • Most often, patients who suffer from vascular disease are those who have diabetes, high blood pressure and/or kidney disease. In addition, former and current smokers are at higher risk of developing vascular disease.

Delaware County Memorial Hospital is a trusted resource for comprehensive vascular and interventional radiology services. In an effort to enhance these specialized services and create a “one-stop shop” for patients who need them, the hospital renovated its existing Interventional Radiology lab and brought together a team of skilled physicians who perform more complex procedures that were not available prior.

“Enhancing our Interventional Radiology suite magnifies the services we can offer our patients, and allows us to deliver care in a more expedient manner,” says Thomas DiLiberto, D.O. chairman of the Radiology Department at DCMH. The goal is to provide cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment options; which means smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and the potential for less post-op pain. Some of the newer IR services now available include:

  • Pain management, including spinal epidural injections
  • Musculoskeletal/spine procedures
  • Dialysis-related procedures
  • Varicose vein repair

In addition, the lab is being expanded and renovated to make a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment for patients. When finished, near the end of 2010, it will also include operating room-compatible radiologic suites, exam rooms and supporting facilities. The lab is open and accepting new patients during renovations.

Patients can self-refer to the lab, but they must have a referral from their primary care physician. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (610) 284-8311.

Enhanced Vascular Services

Marat Goldenberg, M.D., a board-certified general and vascular surgeon, joined DCMH’s medical staff and the office of Daniel Woody, M.D. in May 2010. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease with minimally invasive surgery.

Goldenberg will perform surgical procedures that include peripheral vascular intervention to prevent pain and amputations, and to heal wounds. He also is trained to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms, and to perform carotid endarterectomy and endovascular carotid stenting — which are treatments for carotid disease and procedures that help prevent stroke. Some of these procedures can be done in DCMH’s Interventional Radiology lab; others are more appropriate for the hospital’s main OR.

Most often, patients who suffer from vascular disease are those who have diabetes, high blood pressure and/or kidney disease. In addition, former and current smokers are at higher risk of developing vascular disease. Goldenberg feels that it is important for the patient to be a partner in his or her medical care. If you are at higher risk for vascular disease, early intervention is key. Talk to your doctor about preventive steps and screenings that you can take part in now to catch vascular disease at its earliest stage. 

Goldenberg can be reached in his office at (610) 259-8585.

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