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Dr. Kumar Madassery
Dr. Kumar Madassery is a practicing interventional radiologist with Rush University in Chicago.
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About Dr. Kumar Madassery
Dr. Madassery is an Associate Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Rush
University Medical Center in Chicago and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Director of The
Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center,
the only one in the nation. Also, Dr. Madassery is the Director of Peripheral Vascular
Interventions, CLI Program and the IVC Filter Clinic at Rush.
Dr. Madassery received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
University of Medicine & Science, and his Diagnostic Radiology residency was performed at
Rush University Medical Center. He completed his Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Rush
University Medical Center as well.
Dr. Madassery has authored and co-authored numerous articles, has given numerous grand
rounds and educational presentations around the country & globally. He is on the Standards
and Practices Committee within the Society of Interventional Radiology, ECS Governing Council
Chair, and Organizing Committee for the annual LEARN meeting. A majority of his practice is
dedicated to Critical Limb Ischemia Revascularization and Limb Preservation Management. He is
also in the process of producing a multidisciplinary Comprehensive Limb Preservation
Guidebook, with over 60 co-authors he has enlisted. Other interests include Complex IVC Filter
Retrievals, Dialysis Interventions, Venous Reconstructions, and Interventional Oncology.
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Currently there are numerous needle options available for cement delivery to vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral augmentation verterans Dr. Kumar Madassary and Dr. Venu Vadlamudi discuss the utility of curved balloons and needles for unipedicular approaches during vertebral augmentation procedures.
Proper perioperative management of patients with spinal compression fractures can lead to reduced hospital stays and increased health care savings. Evidence clearly demonstrates that increased bedrest is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing vertebral augmentation procedures.
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