Who is the Interventional Radiologist?

The interventional radiologist is a medical doctor who has completed four years of study in radiology. The interventional radiologist is then eligible to take the board examination given by the American Board of Radiology. Following board certification, the interventional radiologist completes an interventional radiology fellowship training program. Today, there are more than 5,000 interventional radiologists in the US, mainly practicing in academic medical centers and in larger community hospitals. Interventional radiologists work closely with other physicians and play an important role on the treatment team.

We provide state-of-of the-art diagnostic and interventional radiology services in a timely and cost effective manner for our patients and do research to develop new technologies for the future.

Interventional radiology can be defined as a specialty where trained radiologists use various imaging techniques and modalities to guide percutaneous minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The procedures are called percutaneous procedures because, as opposed to surgery, they are done through the skin using a needle stick or a small cut down technique. The procedures are usually simpler and safer, less traumatic, less painful, less invasive and in general as effective, and more cost-effective than comparable open surgical procedures.

Our Division Interventional Radiology is directed by Carlos Ledezma, M.D.

If you would like to discuss a procedure or schedule a consultation with Dr. Ledezma please contact his office at 810-667-5516.

Procedures Offered include:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting

Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting

Central Venous Access Catheters and Gastrostomy (Feeding) Tubes

Chemoembolization

Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins

Radiofrequency Ablation

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) 

Uterine Artery Embolization

Conditions Treated:

Carotid Artery Disease

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Liver and Portal Hypertension

Infertility (Male or Female)

Pelvis Pain (Chronic)

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Renal Artery Disease/Hypertension

Stroke

Thrombosis

Uterine Fibroids

Varicose Veins

Cancer Treated with Interventional Radiology

Breast

Lung

Liver

Kidney

Bone

 

To learn more about these procedures and others that we offer please visit:

http://www.sirweb.org/patients/minimally-invasive-treatments/

What is Interventional Radiology?

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiologists are involved in the treatment of the patient, as well as the diagnosis of disease. They treat an ever-widening range of conditions inside the body from outside the body by inserting various small instruments or tools, such as catheters or wires, with the use of various x-ray and imaging techniques (i.e., CT scanners, MRI scanners, ultrasound scanners). Interventional radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions and can eliminate the need for hospitalization, in some cases.

 

Vascular and Interventional Radiology – Dr. Carlos Ledezma

Welcome to Vascular and Interventional Radiology – A division of Kellam and Associates, P.C.

Under the direction of Dr. Carlos Ledezma we offer the full range of minimally invasive interventional procedures. He is seeing patients in his clinic located in Mclaren Lapeer Region for evaluation prior to and in follow up upon completion of the procedures. For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Ledezma please call: 810-667-5516.

 

Radiological Services in Michigan

Kellam and Associates provides Michigan with Comprehensive Radiological Services Including:

Mammography and Women’s Imaging – Image Guided Breast and Thyroid Biopsies – Oncology Imaging – Advanced Breast MRI – Orthopedic and Sports Imaging – Ultrasound – Brain and Spine Imaging – CT Scanning – Balloon Kyphoplasty – Image Guided Biopsies – Peripheral Joint Injections – Interventional Oncology Therapy – Advanced MRI / MRA – Vascular Intervention Services – Teleradiology