The radiologists of Kellam and Associates with the radiology residents from McLaren Oakland enjoyed an afternoon of early spring golf and raised money for the McLaren Oakland Foundation.
Drs. Kirk, Jaber, and Carter with their spouses and staff were able to enjoy an evening of boogie and disco in support of a good cause.
Kellam and associates was a proud platinum sponsor for the Mclaren Lapeer Region Foundation Harvest Moon Gala.
All proceeds go towards the purchase of new women’s imaging equipment.
“Wonderful staff (Carole is the best) and Dr Ledezma was wonderful. He spent a full hour talking to me and my family about my sickness, my prognosis and the planned procedure. I left having full confidence in him and in his staff. I wish every doctor would be so through !”
Thank you for the great review! We are very proud of our care team and when you are passionate about what you do, it is easy to provide great service.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kristin Booth to our practice. She completed her fellowship in Women’s Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In addition to general mammography and breast ultrasound, she has special interest in breast MRI and PET/CT. Dr. Booth will lead the continued development and growth of our women’s imaging division. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Booth or the procedures she provides, please contact us at 248-693-9295 or at McLaren Lapeer 810-667-5744.
Interventional oncology (IO) procedures provide minimally invasive, targeted treatments for cancer patients. IO procedures form an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team (i.e. medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and interventional oncology) approach in the treatment of cancer and cancer-related disorders.
Image guidance is used in combination with the most current innovations available to treat cancerous tumors, while minimizing possible injury to other body organs. Most patients having these procedures are outpatients or require a one night stay in the hospital.
- Some of these therapies are regional, as when treating cancers involving several areas of the liver with chemoembolization or radioembolization.
- Others are better classified as local, as when treating focal lesions in the kidney, liver, lung and bone with cryoablation (freezing), or microwave or radiofrequency ablation (heating).
In general, these techniques are reserved for patients whose cancer cannot be surgically removed or effectively treated with systemic chemotherapy. These procedures are also frequently used in combination with other therapies provided by other members of the cancer team.
Renal and Urology News (1/8, Charnow) reports that research published online in Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology indicated that “computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous cryoablation for early-stage renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is highly efficacious and has a favorable safety profile.” Investigators came to this conclusion after treating “134 patients with biopsy-proven RCC using CT-guided cryotherapy.”
Dr. Ledezma, our Interventional Radiologist is active in diagnosing and treating patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma using CT-guided cryotherapy. If you are interested in being evaluated by Dr. Ledezma or have a patient that could benefit from it procedure, please contact him at 810-667-5744.
We are happy that we are able to support the hospital in obtaining this achievement.
McLaren Lapeer Region is a verified Level II Trauma Center.
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:
Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting
Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
Uterine Artery Embolization
Carotid Artery Disease
Cancer Treated with Interventional Radiology
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