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Dr. Waseem Bhatti on “Think Tank with Steve Adubato”

Last updated: Dec 16, 2019

As appears in: Think Tank with Steve Adubato

“Think Tank with Steve Adubato” recently welcomed Dr. Waseem Bhatti, Medical Director of Interventional Radiology, to discuss how Interventional Radiology (IR) marries cutting-edge technology and medicine.  IR is the most advanced technology available to perform image-guided procedures to treat a wide range of diseases and is often part of a diagnosis and treatments protocol for patients diagnosed with cancer, non-invasive cardiac diagnosis and stroke assessment.

An IR procedure is performed with small instruments that enter the body through a small nick in the skin or tiny incision, a minimally invasive technique that minimizes risk to the patient. The result: shorter, safer, and more accurate procedures, quicker recovery times, and reduced risk for infection. Typically, these advanced IR procedures, such as CT or ultrasound-guided biopsy, are performed at hospitals. SMG is the only outpatient facility in New Jersey that provides IR services in the convenience and comfort of a freestanding cancer center.  Today, IR is used as part of the diagnosis and treatment for patients with both cancerous and noncancerous conditions, such as noninvasive cardiac diagnoses, stroke, and uterine fibroids (noncancerous growths).  The segment aired on December 14th on NJTV and WNET, but you can watch it here now!

 

 

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