Interventional Radiology (IR) uses X-ray guidance such as CT scans, MRI and ultrasound to perform minimally invasive procedures as an alternative to conventional surgery. IR treatments minimize risk, require little to no incisions, reduce infection and result in less pain and recovery time.
Lake Health’s interventional radiologist treats patients with a variety of health conditions and works closely with your primary care physician/provider to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Here are a few of the minimally invasive techniques we perform:
- Abscess drainage
- Mediport, PICC line and dialysis catheter insertion
- Tumor Ablation/Cryoablation
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
- Vascular access
- Venous embolization
Interventional Radiology is available at TriPoint Medical Center and Lake West Medical Center. Vascular access therapy is available at West Medical Center, and Image-guided Breast Biopsies are available at TriPoint Medical Center, Lake West Medical Center and the Mentor Health Center.
TriPoint Medical Center
7590 Auburn Road
Concord Township, OH 44077
UH Lake West Medical Center
36000 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094
Meet our Interventional Radiologists
Yuriy Babayev, MD
Dr. Babayev joined Lake Health in 2015. A board-certified radiologist, he earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Matthew Passalacqua, DO
Dr. Passalacqua joined Lake Health in 2016. A board-certified radiologist, he earned his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic.
Anthony Esparaz, MD
Dr. Esparaz joined Lake Health in 2019. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center.