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Dr. Driss Raissi on the BackTable VI Podcast

Dr. Driss Raissi

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Driss Raissi is the Chief of the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology with UK Healthcare in Kentucky.

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About Dr. Driss Raissi

Dr. Driss Raissi is the Chief in the Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at UK Healthcare in Kentucky and an Associate Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine followed by a DIRECT Pathway residency in Interventional Radiology at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Radiology. He serves as the Division Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the Enterprise Medical Director of the Interventional Services pavilion at Chandler Hospital.

Dr. Raissi is especially interested in vascular trauma, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), advanced embolization techniques and women's health, the latter of which prompted him to found the Uterine Fibroid Program as a joint venture with the OB-GYN department, providing minimally invasive procedure options for women who suffer from fibroids. He has published several papers and presented at various national and international conferences.

He has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at several academic institutions and is an American Board of Radiology Oral Boards Examiner.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Driss Raissi

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Dr. Christopher Beck talks with Dr. Driss Raissi about his approach to Microwave Ablation of Liver Lesions, including workup, technique, and tips and tricks for a successful ablation treatment.

Articles Featuring Dr. Driss Raissi

Image-guided microwave liver ablation procedure

As an operator, two key challenges of the microwave liver ablation procedure are navigating the background liver parenchyma and determining the extent of lesion ablation possible without compromising liver function. Dr. Driss Raissi, an Interventional Radiologist at the University of Kentucky discusses how to navigate these challenges and shares his liver ablation procedure techniques in this BackTable Article.

Physician opening microwave liver ablation device to create ablation zones

The standard liver ablation zone for hepatocellular carcinoma is half a centimeter to one centimeter, but where does this standard come from? This article discusses the current liver ablation zone guidelines and explores an alternative approach.

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