I am an interventional radiologist — a physician who uses imaging guidance (CT, MR, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy) to do minimally invasive procedures. By using imaging, we can in many cases avoid the need for an operation, thus speeding the patient’s recovery and enhancing quality of life. The types of procedures we perform include venous access, drainages of abscesses, fluid collections and obstructed systems, peripheral angiography, and tumor embolization.
I am known locally and nationally for my research in diseases of the liver. My clinical and research interests include treatment of tumors in the liver using embolization and ablation aswell as biliary interventions, including cholangiography, biliary drainage, and internal stents.
Palliation of symptoms associated with cancer is an important part of my practice. Procedures range from the placement of feeding tubes into the stomach to the use of Denver Pleurx chest tubes to drain malignant pleural effusions on an outpatient basis.