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Dr. Joe Golowa

Interventional Radiology
Bronx, NY
20 years experience male

Locations

Montefiore medical center

Bronx, NY

Address

111 east 210 th street, Bronx, NY
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Interventional Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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55 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Golowa
20 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
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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
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Dvt: It means leg is swollen and edemtous. The pitting varies from mild to severe. Should resolve as DVT is resorbed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Arteries and veins. : It depends which ateries or veins. This can be seen in intestinal malrotation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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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
A 27-year-old member asked:
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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?
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Be: Yes. It usually is a little uncomfortable but does not last too long.
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Dvt: The only lab test that may be helpful is a d dimer test. If it is negative it is unlikely to have dvt. If positive it is not specific for dvt.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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TachycRdia: You could have arrythmia. See your doc or cardiologist.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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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
A 57-year-old male asked:
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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
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Swollen lymph node: likely a swollen lymph node. May be related to some infection/ inflammation. Likely will resolve on its own.
A 45-year-old female asked:
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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
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Dvt: Will solidify and become chronic in about 4-6 weeks. Will usually go away 4-6 months. But can have chronic vein scarring it valve dysfunction after.
A 64-year-old female asked:
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Pancreatitis: It can. You can see inflammatory changes around the pancreas. It would be difficult to assess for necrosis of pancreatic tissue which is seen in sever... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Ufe: Depends what the pro lem is. You should probably consult the doctor who performed the procedure.
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
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Varicose veins: Describes central venous occlusion. In pelvic veins or inferior vena cava. May be cenous reflux. Can get checked with ct scan it ultrasound. Any hist... Read More
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
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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
A 24-year-old member asked:
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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
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Kidney stone: Severe flank pain. Blood in urine. Like coca cola almost.
A 28-year-old member asked:
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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
A 31-year-old member asked:
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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
A 32-year-old member asked:
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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
A 36-year-old male asked:
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Drink: Drink lots if fluids. Stay hydrated especially if in a warm climate. Keep count of how much drinking.
A 30-year-old male asked:
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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
A member asked:
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Cook filter: It is a non ferromagnetic alloy. It is MRI compatible.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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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
A 46-year-old female asked:
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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
A 39-year-old member asked:
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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.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Liver: No it metabolizes them.
A 47-year-old female asked:
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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
A 31-year-old member asked:
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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
A 40-year-old male asked:
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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
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
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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
A female asked:
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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
A 64-year-old male asked:
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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
A 36-year-old male asked:
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Family: Family support is very important.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Dvt: These patient can be fall risks so anti coagulation therapy is riskier in this cohort. Vic filters can have their own complication.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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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
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.
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.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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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.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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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
A 35-year-old member asked:
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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
A 23-year-old female asked:
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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
A 38-year-old member asked:
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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
A 59-year-old male asked:
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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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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! 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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