Silver Cross Hospital

The way you should be treated.™

The clinic-based Interventional Radiology Program at Silver Cross Hospital uses minimally invasive techniques and interventions to treat a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions, including cancer, arterial disease, high blood pressure, uterine fibroids, osteoporosis and more.

Through a tiny incision in the skin, highly trained interventional radiologists at Silver Cross can deliver precise, targeted treatment to complex and sometimes life-threatening diseases and conditions. And because they’re less invasive, these procedures involve less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. 

Interventional radiology treatments are a well-accepted choice for many conditions and are especially appropriate for patients who are in frail health or who have already undergone numerous surgeries.

Who are Interventional Radiologists?

Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer expertise and in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available, and diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. These experts work closely with other doctors and play an important role on the treatment team. They provide both inpatient and outpatient services. 

Interventional radiologists use X-rays, MRI and other imaging technqiues to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of a condition non-surgically. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists are considered the pioneers of minimally invasive modern medicine. 

Meet Our Team

Ashish Vyas, M.D.
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Ashish Vyas is board-certified in radiology. He's originally from Freeport, Ill., and attended Northwestern University where he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry. After finishing medical school at the American University of the Caribbean, he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich. This was followed by a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Vyas offers the full breadth of interventional radiology procedures with special interest in interventional oncology, IVC filters, vertebral augmentation, uterine fibroid embolization and women's health, complex percutaneous biopsies and venous interventions.  

Feraz Rahman, M.D. 
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Feraz Rahman is board-certified in Radiology. He attended Duke University and completed a Master of Science degree in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College. During medical school, he dedicated time to neuroradiology research at the University of North Carolina, where he later returned for his residency. Dr. Rahman completed his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He believes in practicing clinical patient-centered interventional radiology and offers the full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures. He has special interest in peripheral arterial disease, venous insufficiency, pelvic pain, uterine fibroid embolization and cancer treatments such as Y-90 radioembolization. He also performs portal hypertension therapies including transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and balloon-occluded retrograde obliteration of gastric varices (BRTO), as well as complex hepatobiliary interventions.         

Deborah Yager, MSN, NP-C

Deborah Yager, MSN, NP-C, is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner with a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Since 2007, she has worked as a nurse practitioner in the field of interventional radiology. Her nursing career also includes expertise and experience in cardiology and oncology. 


For a consultation with an Interventional Radiologist on staff at Silver Cross, call: (815) 300-7349 for our inpatient program and (815) 900-9060 for our Outpatient Clinic. 

Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.