Stryker’s Spinejack procedure treats vertebral compression fractures. Dr. Joshua Tepper joins the set to talk about the impact of Stryker’s Spinejack procedure.
Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty can restore vertebral height and stabilize fractures.
By Joshua Tepper, MD
Meet Your New Radiologists
Alex Wu, MD
Alex Wu, MD completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency training at Cleveland Clinic and one year of Neuroradiology fellowship at North-western Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wu earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, RFUMS after graduating from University of California, Irvine and a year of research. Dr. Wu specializes in Neuroradiology and has clinical interests in brain tumors, pediatric neuroradiology and gado-linium contrast agents.
~ 5 RANDOM FACTS ~
- My dad was an OB and delivered me with his very hands.
- I was really into fixing up cars in my college years living in LA. My old Lexus was on the set for Fast and Furious, Tokyo Drift.
- I enjoy cooking and different techniques. Recently I bought a sous vide cooker to make a perfect steak, a torch and iron […]
With springtime here, it’s just about time to bring out the skirts, shorts and capris. Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Joshua Tepper joins You & Me to tell us more about how to treat your spider veins for health benefits and spring looks.
By Diane Krieger Spivak
Having no history of cancer in the family is no guarantee you or a loved one will not fall victim to the disease.
Ask Jim O’Brien.
On vacation in Florida last year the Frankfort resident wound up in the emergency room where a CT scan revealed cancer.
A follow-up consultation at home confirmed multifocal primary liver cancer. O’Brien was referred to an oncologist, participating in a six-week study in Chicago where his aggressive cancer did not respond well to treatment.
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She had just delivered healthy twin boys when she told her husband that she wasn’t feeling right. That’s when her heart stopped.
“She had an amniotic fluid embolism,” says Dr. Joshua Tepper, an interventional radiologist at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. “She was unstable and going into hemorrhagic shock.”
This pregnancy-associated condition is extremely rare, but very deadly. It occurs in only one in 100,000 pregnancies, but has a 60 to 80 percent mortality rate.
Using an angiogram, Tepper was able to find the source of the bleeding in one of Wieher’s uterine arteries and stop it. After several strenuous hours, Wieher was stabilized.
Fortunately, most of Tepper’s patients aren’t in such dire situations. As an interventional radiologist, he specializes in using imaging to perform targeted treatments, mainly related to blood vessels.
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Varicose veins of the legs are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They’re easy to see and extremely common, affecting nearly 40 million Americans. But a distant relative – varicose veins in the pelvis – are much more rare, not nearly as easy to diagnose and can leave sufferers searching eatuor answers for years. […]