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Interventional Radiology

The Yale Medicine Interventional Radiology (IR) program is one of the leading programs in the nation.

Our interventional radiologists, recognized as pioneers in the field of minimally invasive medicine, work with nursing and technologist staff to offer image-guided, non-surgical treatments for vascular and non-vascular disease with excellent outcomes for pediatric and adult patients.

Our interventional radiology procedures are performed for a broad range of conditions spanning gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary, gynecology, infectious disease, oncology, pediatrics, pain management, urology, and venous and arterial disease. Interventional radiologists use advanced imaging modalities including ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging to perform procedures through tiny pinholes, thereby avoiding surgery and long recovery times. IR advances enable minimally invasive treatment of many conditions on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their own home.

We also offer comprehensive care dedicated to the treatment of pediatric patients, including vascular malformations, biopsy service with sedation, feeding tube maintenance, and expert care in hepatobiliary, urological, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Our Team

Our team at Yale New Haven Hospital was the first in Connecticut and among the first in the nation to perform transcatheter pulmonary embolectomy, a procedure for the removal of a blood clot from the pulmonary arteries. Such patients are initially evaluated by a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), and a comprehensive treatment plan is then developed.

We also have one of the world’s leading hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and vascular malformation programs. Founded in 1994, both serve as role models for other programs around the world. 

Our Services

We offer a wide range of minimally invasive Interventional Radiology treatments, all available at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Heart and vascular

  • Angiography, angioplasty, and stenting for arterial disease
  • Embolization for acute, traumatic gastrointestinal and genitourinary bleeding
  • Endovascular treatment of aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement and removal 
  • Non-surgical dialysis fistula creation and repair
  • Pulmonary embolectomy to remove pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Treatment of arteriovenous malformations 
  • Venography, venous stenting, and related procedures for venous occlusion and clot
  • Venous ablation for varicose veins


  • Gastrojejunostomy placement and gastrostomy for nutrition
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement for upper GI bleeding and refractory ascites
  • Treatment of benign and malignant bile duct obstructions 
  • Treatment of fluid collections in the abdomen, chest, and pelvis


  • Fallopian tube recanalization for infertility
  • Uterine fibroid embolization for fibroids and uterine artery embolization for post-partum hemorrhage


  • Bone and soft tissue, kidney, lung, liver, prostate biopsies
  • Spine biopsy, ablation and kyphoplasty for compression fractures
  • Thermal ablation for lung, liver, kidney, bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Targeted embolization of liver tumors


  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer, liver disease, and vascular malformations


  • Prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Treatment of benign and malignant urinary obstructions
  • Venous sclerosis and embolization for varicoceles