Men's Health

Clinical Services: Interventional Radiology
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
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1283 York Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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2315 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10024
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At Weill Cornell Medicine, the Department of Interventional Radiology offers a wide range of services to help patients of all genders and gender identities achieve optimal health for prostate conditions, infertility and other conditions affecting the male genital and reproductive organs.

Our compassionate care team will guide you through the process, from routine diagnostic exams to in-depth consultations and treatments. The interventional radiologists at Weill Cornell Medicine are here to help you.

Our specialists can treat a wide range of conditions affecting the reproductive organs through minimally invasive image-guided treatments without the side-effects or long recovery usually associated with surgery.

Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine Interventional Radiology?

Convenient, individualized care: Our physicians offer personalized care, tailoring your treatment to your medical history, lifestyle and wellness goals. We are especially skilled in minimally invasive procedures, which eliminate the need for open surgery and allow for shorter and less painful recovery times.

As a patient, you will receive around-the-clock coverage, as well as access to in-person, video or phone consultations. We strive to get our patients in quickly with minimal wait time.

Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: Weill Cornell Medicine is a leader in the field of interventional radiology, with a long tradition of expertise, innovation and leadership.

When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Often, we work as part of a team of specialists, which may include radiologists, urologists, oncologists or other specialists. This ensures that you receive the most expert and comprehensive treatment possible.

Weill Cornell Medicine also partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.

Conditions We Treat

At Weill Cornell Medicine, interventional radiologists use advanced imaging techniques to help diagnose and treat health conditions, including:

Benign prostatic hyperplasia: Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate. This condition can significantly impact a man’s quality of life. Signs you may have BPH include difficulty urinating or urinating at a frequency that impacts your daily life.

Infertility due to varicoceles: A varicocele is an enlargement of veins within the scrotum (the loose pouch of skin that holds the testicles). Pooling of blood in these veins causes them to enlarge, possibly damaging the testicles and decreasing fertility. Symptoms of varicocele can include enlargement of veins in the scrotum, dull ache or pain in the scrotum.

Prostate cancer and elevated prostate-specific antigen: Many patients undergo a biopsy to check for prostate cancer after doctors discover elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). PSA is a protein secreted by the prostate gland. Those with prostate cancer may have elevated levels of this protein.

An elevated PSA and a prostate biopsy can be a stressful process. We offer same-day prostate imaging, consultation and biopsy for patients who want a fast and timely diagnosis for an elevated PSA.

Diagnoses and Treatments for Genital and Fertility Health by Leading Experts

At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team offers the most advanced and comprehensive treatments available, including:

Prostate artery embolization: Prostate artery embolization (PAE) is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat BPH. During this procedure, interventional radiologists use a small catheter to identify the artery supplying blood to the prostate. This catheter is then used to block the blood supply to the prostate. This blockage shrinks the prostate and helps improve symptoms.

Weill Cornell Medicine uses the most advanced imaging techniques to improve the accuracy of embolization and to reduce the amount of radiation needed to perform these procedures.

Prostate fusion biopsy: Historically, doctors would test for prostate cancer by collecting tissue samples through a transrectal prostate biopsy, in which prostate samples are taken through the rectum. These biopsies were done blindly and did not specifically target an area of the prostate.

At Weill Cornell Medicine, however, we offer fusion biopsy, which is safer and more accurate. This procedure uses advanced medical imaging to target areas that warrant a biopsy. If our doctors identify an area that requires a closer look, they use a combination of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to hone in on the area. With a fusion biopsy, prostate samples are taken through the skin.

Focal therapy for prostate cancer: Focal therapy is an emerging treatment option for some men with prostate cancer. This treatment identifies the area of the prostate that contains the most aggressive cancer cells and treats that area only. Our team of interventional radiologists believes in focal therapy as a treatment option for patients with prostate cancer and is involved with clinical trials exploring its use.

Varicocele embolization: Varicocele embolization is a procedure that diverts blood away from an enlarged vein (called a varicocele) in your scrotum. It can cause pain, infertility and swelling. By blocking (or embolizing) the vein, many symptoms are improved.

Most interventional radiology treatments are minimally invasive procedures, which offer several benefits, including less exposure to anesthesia, smaller incisions and faster recovery times compared to traditional surgical procedures. Major complications are uncommon, but they can include bleeding.

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion.  

Meet Our Physicians

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Interventional Radiology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.