Choose your Region

Are you sure you want to proceed?

You will be leaving the Cook Medical website that you were viewing and going to a Cook Medical website for another region or country. Not all products are approved in all regulatory jurisdictions. The product information on these websites is intended only for licensed physicians and healthcare professionals.

Search Cook Medical

Interventional Radiology
November 2nd, 2015

Meet the challenge of TIPS

Cook Vista will host a workshop led by Dr. Steven Citron and Dr. Kei Yamada titled “Techniques for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Placement.” The course will be held on December 11-12 in Atlanta.

The TIPS procedure is one of the most difficult interventional radiology procedures. During a TIPS procedure, interventional radiologists use image guidance to make a tunnel through the liver. They then connect the portal vein (the vein that carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver) to one of the hepatic veins (three veins that carry blood away from the liver back to the heart).

Cook offers several liver access sets to accommodate physician procedural preference during a TIPS procedure. At this workshop, attendees will see two of these sets in use. Dr. Citron will provide instruction in using the Haskal Transjugular Intrahepatic Portal Access Set, and Dr. Yamada will provide guidance in using the Rösch-Uchida Transjugular Liver Access Set.

Learn from your peers

This hands-on animal lab will offer a comprehensive look at treating complications of portal hypertension and ascites. Drs. Citron and Yamada will share optimal criteria for patient selection and strategies for treatments. The presentation will include didactic material and opportunities for collaborative learning.

Steven J. Citron, MD profile picture

Steven J. Citron, MD

Steven J. Citron, MD

Dr. Citron earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He subsequently completed two years of postgraduate residency training in internal medicine, a four-year residency in diagnostic radiology, and a fellowship in vascular/interventional radiology, at the Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology as well as subspecialty board-certified in vascular interventional radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He was recertified in vascular interventional radiology in 2005.

Dr. Citron practices interventional radiology at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and is a partner in Piedmont Radiology, where he performs a full range of IR procedures, including embolotherapy, liver-directed therapies, renal interventions, and peripheral vascular arterial and venous interventions. Dr. Citron has been an invited lecturer at many hospitals and professional society meetings and has authored numerous articles in a variety of medical journals.

Kei Yamada, MD profile picture

Kei Yamada, MD

Kei Yamada, MD

Dr. Yamada is a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty training and certification in interventional radiology. His clinical practice encompasses a wide range of image-guided and minimally invasive interventional procedures, including both vascular and nonvascular procedures. His research interests are focused on complex hepatobiliary and portovenous interventions as well as quality improvement in the field of interventional radiology. Dr. Yamada serves as a reviewer for leading journals, including JVIR, CVIR, and Transplantation Reviews.

Dr. Yamada, who was formerly assistant professor of interventional radiology and image-guided medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, is now clinical instructor of interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

To register for this and other Cook Vista courses, go to