St. Joseph Neuro & Interventional Radiology focuses on three main areas: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Neurovascular Disease, and Cancer Therapy.
Neuro & Interventional Radiology is one of the fastest growing areas of medicine. The goal is to provide patients with the best and minimally invasive medical procedure and diagnostic services, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and safe environment.
Dr. John Ho is a dual-fellowship trained Neuro & Interventional Radiologist, completing fellowships at the University of Colorado & University of Washington.
Dr. Ho has been in practice for 15 years and has a particular clinical interest in complex vascular disease, stroke treatment, venous disease, and complex neurologic interventions. Dr. Ho provides emergent and non-emergent interventions with follow-up care and consultations in office.
John Ho, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiologist
advantages of neuro & interventional RAdiology
According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, the advantages of interventional radiology include:
- Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.
- Most procedures can be done with mild sedation. General anesthesia usually is not required.
- Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced compared to traditional treatments and surgeries.
peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) deals with the obstruction of large arteries or veins, often found in the lower extremities. Symptoms can include mild to severe pain while walking, pain while resting (usually in the feet) or difficulty walking. Numbness, weakness or cramping in the muscles because of decreased blood flow can also be a sign.
PVD also includes Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) that are caused by progressive weakening of the aortic wall that creates a “ballooning” of the vessel. The aneurysm will grow large and eventually rupture if not treated.
Other symptoms include:
- Rest Pain
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
deep venous thrombosis
- Venous Lysis
- Pulmonary Lysis
- IVC Lysis
- Liver Cancer & Liver Metastasis
- RF Ablation
- Biliary Obstruction
Neurovascular Disease deals with the abnormality of blood vessels within or supplying the brain and spine. This includes the narrowing of arteries, which reduces blood flow to the brain and increases the risk of stroke, or weakening of the arteries, which may create brain aneurysms.
- Stroke and Aneurysm Coiling
- AVMs (Arteriovenous Malformations)
- Carotid Disease
- Intra-Cranial Stenting
- Fibroid Uterus
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
- Pelvic Bleeding
St. Joseph also offers vein therapy in the treatment of:
- Varicose veins
- Treatment of varicose veins
- Small vein removal
- Sclerotherapy for spider veins