Sreekumar Madassery, MD
With vascular and interventional radiology, the simplest way of putting it is that we use imaging to offer very minimally invasive treatments to treat ailments such as cancer and arterial disease with very small incisions, so we can get you back on the road to a quick recovery.
What we mainly focus on is everything that doesn’t involve the brain and the heart, because we have specialists for those, as well, that are extensively trained.
The way our field is going, our specialty is going — with the complexity of what we’re doing and the multi-stage process of some of the things we do, such as Y-90 embolization for liver tumors or ablations of tumors in the body, or if its peripheral arterial disease we can help with that — it’s really important for the patient to get a global perspective of what their care with us is going to be like. It’s not a simple tube placement or a simple drainage that it used to be. Now we’re doing very complex stuff, and it’s really good to have that interaction with the patients to develop trust and a bond, so they feel secure and safe, and that it’s not just coming into a cold room and then they don’t see us again. We really want to see them before and after and be a part of their care team.