Interventional Radiology Services

The Progressive Physician Associates (PPA) Interventional Radiology team is lead by a talented group of 5 board certified, fellowship trained physicians in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (IR). The group provides IR services to six hospitals in the Lehigh Valley. Procedures performed include peripheral, mesenteric, and cerebral angiography; stroke thrombolysis and thrombectomy; GI, GU, and biliary procedures; percutaneous gastrostomy placement; and uterine artery embolization. Oncologic interventions include chemo and radioactive microsphere embolization in addition to cutting edge microwave and cryotherapy ablative therapies. Non-invasive imaging includes CTA, MRA and vascular ultrasound.

In conjunction with our vascular surgery partners we perform carotid artery stenting, endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and a newly established program allowing stenting of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. We are proud to have been selected as one of the very few sites in the country to participate in the fenestrated endovascular aortic repair program (FEVAR).

In collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network, the PPA IR physicians are part of a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and vascular surgeons entitiled the St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Center.

We actively participate in research projects in concert with hospital, industry and NIH sponsored trials.

St. Luke’s radiology is a proud show site for GE Health Care including our INNOVA 4100 and the nation’s first Hybird OR, the Discovery IGS 730.

3D Aortic Dissection

3D Aortic Dissection: This is an example of an Aortic dissection involving the left renal artery. Notice the left renal arterial stent placed for renal artery stenosis before the dissection occurred.

3D Aortic Dissection

Angio Spin

Varicose Vein Map

Angio Spin Video

Angio Spin: This is an angiographic view of the aorta and its calcifications. With a click of a button, the calcifications can be removed.

3D Aortic Dissection

Angio Spin

Varicose Vein Map

Varicose Vein Map

Varicose Vein Map: This is a 3D reconstruction of the tissues of the legs, done in an effort to aid with surgical planning to remove varicose veins.

3D Aortic Dissection

Angio Spin

Varicose Vein Map