Leading the Field in

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

#1 in Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

World-Class Physicians

Dr. Sandeep Bagla pioneered Prostate Artery Embolization in the United States, performing the first US clinical trial in 2012. He has also performed more PAE procedures BPH than anyone in the US. He delivers numerous invited lectures both nationally and internationally.  He is also recognized as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine.

What is Embolization?

Embolization is a procedure in which a small catheter or tube is placed into a vessel, such as an artery, and microscopic material is injected to target site in order to reduce blood flow or prostate blood supply so that the organ/tissue shrinks.

What is PAE?

What You Need to Know 
Before Choosing an
Interventional Radiologist
Knowing the right questions to ask

When is the right time to have PAE

Exploring non-invasive alternatives

Our Physicians

Rachel Piechowiak, D.O.

Dr. Rachel Piechowiak is a Board-Certified Vascular Interventional Radiologist at the Vascular Institute of Virginia. She completed her fellowship at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2012 and Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, where she was chosen as Chief Resident.

She graduated from New York College of of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and also holds a Master’s Degree in Science.

Sandeep Bagla, M.D.

Dr. Sandeep Bagla graduated with Honors from St. Georges University School of Medicine in 2002 before completing residency at Albany Medical Center in NY in Diagnostic Radiology, including being selected as Chief Resident.  Dr. Bagla completed sub-specialty training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at George Washington University.  He is the Chair of Clinical Research & Vascular Interventional Radiology, and  also an adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology at UNC Chapel Hill.

Alex Kieger, M.D.

Dr. Alexander Kieger completed subspecialty training in Vascular and lnterventional Radiology at Chicago’s Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center in 2018. This is the same institution where, from  2008-2013, he graduated medical school and trained as a General Surgery intern. Dr. Kieger’s connection to the D.C. Maryland-Virginia area was made through his Diagnostic Radiology residency training at Johns Hopkins, where he served on the residency selection committee and graduated with distinction in innovation.

Meet our Patients

73 year old male. Research showed PAE procedure most likely to get best results.  One year later, totally satisfied. Great results. Great patient care from the start and great follow up. John Logsdon, Florida.

John L. Florida

Dr. Bagla is a very kind and caring Doctor! He has helped to keep my husband's liver cancer under control and gave us hope when no one else did. He is very skilled and accurately portrays the outcome of every treatment. I wish every doctor was as talented as he is.

Diane H. Pennsylvania

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