Dr. Joe Golowa

Interventional Radiology
Bronx, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Montefiore medical center

Bronx, NY

Address

111 east 210 th street, Bronx, NY
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Specialties
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Interventional Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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56 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Venous disease: You can see any one with experience in treating venous disease. Does not have to be a vascular surgeon only. It can usually be treated by a laser pro... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Kidney stone: Severe flank pain. Blood in urine. Like coca cola almost.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Ivp: Iodinated contrast ( x-ray dye) is injected into a vein via an iv. You then wait until your kidneys start to clear it then take x rays at different in... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Varicose veins : Likely relates to enlarged uterus compressing on pelvic veins. When baby is born uterus should return to normal and veins will decompress. Of they do ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Be: You need to have a clean colon. Usually have GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) the evening before tomake sure there is no stool that can mask any abnorma... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Head ct: On year ct the contrast between structures is not that great. Ct is good to see bleeding in the brain or skull, a shift due to a mass can see a stroke... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Knee lump: Likely a bakers cyst. A collection of joint fluid. Should go away by itself. Can be seen on sono.
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A member asked:
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Cook filter: It is a non ferromagnetic alloy. It is MRI compatible.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Dvt: After 4 months the DVT becomes chronic and hardened as it gets resorbed. Not likely to embolize anymore. Especially if you are on anti coagulation. S... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Portal hypertension: I would have him be evaluated by a tritiary care pediatric hospital with experience in liver transplantation and liver disease. Perhaps he can get a s... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Varicose le: Yes. Can cause reduced sperm count. On the left side commonly caused by gonadal venous insufficiency. This vein can be treated easily from an endovasc... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
X ray: Probably doesn't matter. X ray machine is the source for x rays which travel like beams of light. If the cassette or the patient is moving, the images... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Liver: No it metabolizes them.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Liver ischemia: There are 2 blood supplies to the liver. The portal vein which supplies about 80% and the hepatic artery which supplies about 20%. If both are occlude... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Drink: Drink lots if fluids. Stay hydrated especially if in a warm climate. Keep count of how much drinking.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Dvt: With anti coagulation therapy. Thrombolysis is also an option depending on patient and location. If these are contraindicated an filter might be place... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Dvt: The clot could be occlusive meaning blocking blood flow or non occlusive not filling up blood vessel and blood can go by. It is a deep vein thrombus ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
The doc reads X-ray : The person taking the film is usually a technologist. They are trained to take the images but are not trained in image interpretation. Their medical t... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Filter removal: You can find am interventional radiologist near you using www.Sirweb.Org the doctor finder tab. Most interventional radiologists have substantial expe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Fast heartbeat?: When you feel your heartbeat I. Your throat check your pulse. You can feel it on your wrist below your thumb. Count how many times it beats in 30 seco... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Ufe: Yes. You can get this treatment again. It would pay to get an MRI to see if there are vascular fibroids that would further respond to this treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Hcc: Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc. If the patient is not a candidate for transpl... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Nexavar (sorafenib): Nexavar (sorafenib) is a targeted therapy that can block the ability of tumor to recruit blood vessels and stop the tumor from growing. This can be us... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Family: Family support is very important.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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High blood pressure: It depends if you are on anti coagulation. If you are you should correct your blood pressure. Also depends how high.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Dvt: These patient can be fall risks so anti coagulation therapy is riskier in this cohort. Vic filters can have their own complication.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Bleeding: Not sure what the needing is like but u may have uterine fibroids that can bleed heavily during the cycle or even in between. The fibroids make it dif... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Filter: Greenfield filters are not removable if is indeed a green frills design filter. Even if it is retrievable design it has been in more than 10 years an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are related to incompetent valves allowing blood to reflux and not empty in the veins. They are not related to tight hamstrings.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Usually not: Unless it was surgical procedure with metal clips used there will be nothing on x-ray to show venous ablation. The laser fibers and rfa technology use... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Embolism: Pulmonary embolism is when a clot becomes dislodged and goes to the lungs which is carried there by the normal blood flow. The answer is it can break ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Pulmonary embolus: Dvt can embolize to the lungs. Usually you can present with chest pain shortness of breath and tachycardia. There are many other things that are more ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Varicocele: Sounds like varicocele. Related to valves not working in vein. Common on left side. Cn be painful or cquse infertility. This can be treated endovascul... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Nonspecific: possibly a varicosele which is related to cenous reflux esp if it's on the left. May be orchidis or inflammation of the testes. Might be torsion ( tw... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Temple vein: No. It is low pressure blood vessel. Normal variant.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Ultrasound: The normal ovary can release some fluid into the pelvis from a follicle. This is normal and hence normal to see it on sono.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Varicocele: Usually related to varicocele which is related to a problem with valves in the testicular vein. Common on the left side. May lead to infertility. Can ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Summer stones ?: Is it during the summer or during months where u may be more dehydrated? Does your diet change at all during those months?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Be: Yes. It usually is a little uncomfortable but does not last too long.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Fibroid: Fibroid embolization can treat nyoman effectively without operation. Hifu or high frequency ultrasound can treat fibroids with ultrasound waves but is... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Ufe: Depends what the pro lem is. You should probably consult the doctor who performed the procedure.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Icv filter: Ivc filter would not protect you from complications related to afib meaning clot in the heart that can go to arteries. Filter stops clots going from l... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Not likely: If your jeans are just tight in one part of the leg acting like a tourniquet it could theoretically cause stasis or slowing of flow which may predisp... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Chronic thrombus : Chronic thrombus or old clot usually hardens and organizes and will usually not break off. The risky clot is acute loose clot. Also clot from the uppe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Dvt: It means leg is swollen and edemtous. The pitting varies from mild to severe. Should resolve as DVT is resorbed.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Pelvic congestion: Pelvic congestion is related to to incompetent valves in the ovarian veins allowing venous reflux causing venous pelvic engorged veins. They can be as... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Blood in vomit?: You can tear the bottom of your esophagus by throwing up hard which will bleed. There are other causes of throwing up blood. The question is unclear w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Swollen lymph node: likely a swollen lymph node. May be related to some infection/ inflammation. Likely will resolve on its own.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
21 years experience
Unlikely: The majority of lesions in the spleen are benign, especially in low risk young patients. Rarely, there may be some non benign processes in the spleen... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Golowa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Golowa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had my gallbladder removed in 1998 but the pain is horrific in that
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This question has concerned me for some time.Your answer reassured me.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is a very old question and subsequent MD visits occured since then. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

ST LUKE

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Interventional Radiologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
Top Interventional Radiologist, First Place, New York - Spring
2017
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