Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Brian T. Schwartz, MDBrian Schwartz MD
Nuclear, Diagnostic, Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Brian T. Schwartz, MD, Interventional Radiologist specializes in vascular and interventional radiology .

Dr. Schwartz currently holds an appointment as clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Illinois Chicago, which is also where he completed his fellowship and residency training in interventional radiology. Prior to that, he completed an internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center after receiving his medical degree from Chicago Medical School.

Dr. Schwartz is dual board certified in diagnostic radiology and vascular interventional radiology. His professional affiliations include the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology.




  • Gastrostomy tubes -TIPS
  • Transjugular liver biopsy
  • Paracentesis 
  • Percutaneous liver biopsy
  • Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage 
  • Cholecystostomy tube (gallbladder drainage) 
  • GI bleeding 

Women's Health:

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Fallopian tube recanalization
  • Pelvic venous congestion therapy
  • Cosmetic procedures


  • AV graft declot
  • Dialysis catheter placement and repair
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement



  • IVC filter placement
  • IVC filter retrieval

Men's Health:

  •  Varicocele embolization


  • CT and US guided biopsies
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Chemoembolization
  • Y-90 radioembolization

Peripheral Vascular Disease:

  • Stent placement
  • Laser atherectomy
  • Angiogram
  • CO2 angiography
  • Thrombolysis


Vascular Access:

  • PICC line placement
  • Chest port placement


  • Stent placement
  • Superior vena cavagram and stenting
  • Mechanical and pharmacological treatments for DVT
  • Assessment and treatment of 
      lower extremity swelling and ulcers


Emergent Care:

  • Embolization of acute bleeding
  • Pulmonary embolus thrombolysis
  • Stent graft placement
  • Abscess drainages


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