Kenmore Mercy Opens Ken-Ton's First Interventional Radiology Suite

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February 6, 2009

Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s interventional radiologists are now equipped to treat the area’s most critical and complex cases with the opening of a new Interventional Radiology Suite, the most advanced of its kind in the Ken-Ton area.

“The Interventional Radiology Suite offers patients a minimally invasive way of treating critical conditions, such as vascular disease, obstructed kidneys and bile ducts, uterine fibroids, vertebral fractures, and stroke, said Dr. Shadishiv Shenoy, Director of Interventional Radiology at Kenmore Mercy. “The result is rapid diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately improved patient outcomes.”

The suite is conveniently located in the Radiology Department and on the same floor as the Emergency Department, allowing for immediate intervention. It is equipped with the latest radiographic equipment to provide patients with superior care and comfort.

“Today’s procedures are replacing many surgical procedures that required large incisions and long hospital stays,” said Dr. Richard Kessler, Chairman of Imaging Services at Kenmore Mercy. “Thanks to this new radiographic technology, we can ‘see’ inside the body through tiny incisions using sophisticated imaging cameras and slender instruments.”

The Interventional Radiology Suite will also enhance Kenmore Mercy’s New York State Stroke Center Designation, giving the hospital a new tool to successfully treat patients who suffer stroke and other life-threatening vascular illnesses.

Funding for the $1.6 million project included a $500,000 New York State grant secured by former State Senator Mary Lou Rath through the Kenmore Mercy Foundation.

“The addition of this new procedure room supports the double digit growth that has occurred in interventional radiology procedures over the last six years. These procedures support other specialties and improve patient outcomes, all while bringing the best care to our community,” said James Millard, President & CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital.