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Eduardo Lacayo, MD
Head and Neck Cancer; Lung Cancer; Liver Cancer; Thermal Ablation and Embolization of Tumors
Diagnostic Radiology - Georgetown University Hospital
Vascular & Interventional Radiology - Georgetown University Hospital
I am an interventional radiologist with a focus on interventional oncology. I perform minimally invasive, image-guided procedures using X-rays, CTs, MRIs, and ultrasound to diagnose and treat cancer. I am able to perform biopsies and locally directed cancer treatments through a pinhole incision. These highly advanced and innovative techniques help avoid the need for traditional surgery. Most of these procedures can be done on an outpatient basis so my patients don’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.
I care for people with head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, and cancer that has spread to the liver. I am a member of the Head and Neck Disease Management Team, as well as the Thoracic Disease Management Team. I work closely with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons. Together, we come up with individualized plans so that we can provide the best possible care for each patient.
My primary research interest is in developing new and improved treatments for thyroid cancer and lung cancer. My colleagues and I are studying thermal ablation to treat thyroid cancer. Ablation involves precisely placing a small probe into a tumor and using heat or cold to destroy the tumor. This avoids the need for surgery.
I have always had an interest in cancer care. I want to help my patients understand what is going on during their visits, foster a relationship based on trust, and come up with the best treatment option for them. My goal is to provide patient-centered care.
I want to help my patients understand what is going on during their visits, foster a relationship based on trust, and come up with the best treatment option for them.
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