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In Memoriam: Kenneth P. Cicuto, DO

On October 25, 2015 Dr. Kenneth Cicuto passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer. Dr. Cicuto was a long time member of Spectrum's Radiology Division and a pioneer of bringing minimally invasive procedures to Maine. He started the first vein treatment practice as part of Spectrum Medical Group specializing in EVLT for the treatment of varicose veins. Dr. Cicuto's passion for radiology, his family, and friends will long be remembered.



Derek Mittleider, MD Speaks in China on Endovascular Revascularization
Dr. Derek Mittleider travels to a conference in China in early September to present information on a procedure he performs in Maine.  The procedure, Endovascular Revascularization, improves blood flow to the feet of individuals who have circulatory problems resulting in chronic leg painClick here to view an interview with Tracy Sabol recently shown on WMTW News 8.


New Technologies Available
As the number of image guided interventions have grown, our team of experts have been instrumental in making new technologies available to patients. Some of these procedures include:

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) uses millions of tiny resin microspheres that contain the radioactive elements yttrium-90 to deliver targeted therapy directly to tumors. This treatment is often used in concert with other systemic therapies such as chemotherapy to provide life-prolonging treatment for metastatic colorectal malignancy. SIR-sphere therapy is FDA approved and is a promising treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroendocrine malignancy such as metastic carcinoid tumors.

Detachable coil embolization is an alternative method of treating selected aneurysm patients. Platinum coils are delivered transarterially and placed into the aneurysm by way of a micro catheter. The goal of the treatment is to prevent the flow of blood into the aneurysm by filling the aneurysm with coils and thrombus (clot busting agent). This procedure is a less invasive approach to surgical clipping and because the approach is transarterial, multiple aneurysms can be treated during a single procedure. Since its inception, coil embolization has evolved as a result of both the clinical experience and the introduction of improvements in technology.

To request a consult or to make a patient referral, please call (207) 956-6650.


Christine Meade, MD Discusses Uterine Fibroid Embolization
News 8 WMTW's Tracy Sabol recently interviewed Christine Meade, MD,
a member of Spectrum Medical Group's Vascular and Interventional Physicians, regarding treatment for uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids affect between 20 and 40 percent of women over the age of 35. Click here to view Dr. Meade's interview.


Paul Kim, MD on MPBN's Maine Calling
Dr. Paul Kim, Assistant Director of Vascular and Interventional Services for Spectrum Medical Group, was recently a panelist on MPBN's Maine Calling discussing Advances in Treating / Detecting Blood Clots.  Click here to listen to the full podcast which aired in early March.


Southern Maine Health Center Opens Vascular Center
In 2012, Southern Maine Health Center expanded its partnership with Spectrum Radiology by adding a new service line for SMHC patients. Spectrum Interventional Radiologists Paul Kim, MD and Joseph Gerding, MD offer consultation for any of the following diseases:

1) Peripheral Arterial Disease
2) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
3) Carotid Disease
4) Varicose Veins

Phone:  207.956.6650

To read the full publication about the SMHC Vascular Center, click here.


Legs for Life FREE Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Do your legs hurt when walking and feel better when you stop?  Do you have numbness in your legs or sores that won't heal?

Call (207) 956-6650 for a FREE screening during the month of September


Maine Medical Center Offers New “Clot-Busting” Treatment of DVT

  


 

Technology Updated


Did You Know? We treat varicose veins and spider veins? Varicose veins are swollen veins which protrude in a rope-like manner under the skin. Normal veins, by virtue of one-way valves, channel blood against gravity up the leg and back to the heart. When a valve becomes defective, it allows blood flow to leak back down the leg resulting in congestion and swelling of the vein. This is a medical condition called Venous Insufficiency.
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