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.
Anna Jaques proudly welcomed fellowship-trained interventional radiology specialist Lawrence M. Casha, MD, to the medical staff in 2016 to lead the Interventional Radiology program. Dr. Casha is now seeing both inpatients and outpatients, and patients in emergency situations for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
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 received his medical degree at New York Medical College. 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.