Anna Jaques Adds Interventional Radiology Services

Anna Jaques Adds Interventional Radiology Services

Minimally invasive procedures offer alternatives to surgery

Lawrence M. Casha, MD joins medial staff to lead this new program 

NEWBURYPORT - Anna Jaques Hospital announced today that it is adding Interventional Radiology services and welcoming Lawrence M. Casha, MD, a fellowship-trained interventional radiology specialist who is now seeing patients. Interventional Radiology services will be available to both inpatients and outpatients, and in emergency situations for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by interventional radiology. This medical subspecialty uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting nearly every part of the body.

Using X-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound and other advanced imaging methods, interventional radiologists guide instruments through the blood vessels of the body with catheters rather than using the large incisions of traditional surgery. These interventional procedures mean less risk of infection, less pain and shorter recovery times.

The addition of Dr. Casha and his clinical expertise marks the start of a comprehensive Interventional Radiology program at Anna Jaques comprised of a multi-disciplinary team including the interventional radiologist, nurse, and radiology technologist with specialized training who will provide technical assistance, support, comfort, and education.

Dr. Casha attended New York Medical College in Valhalla where he received his medical degree. He interned at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and completed his residency in radiology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He served in the United States Army at Wurzburg Army Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany, as a General Medical Officer, having attained the rank of Major.

Dr. Casha completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and joined L&M Radiology, where he served as the section chief of the interventional radiology service.  His areas of special interest include oncology, dialysis, urology support, abscess drainages and embolization procedures. He resides in Andover with his wife and two daughters.  He is an avid cyclist during his off time and a baseball fan.