Richard J. Daniels, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Minimally Invasive Tumor Treatment, including Tumor Embolization and Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation; Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty; General Gastroenterology; Genitourinary; Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease; Treatment of Venous Insufficiency, Including Varicose Veins, Spider Veins and Telangiectasias
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology;
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
I enjoy working in the specialty of vascular and interventional radiology because I help patients with minimally invasive procedures. These types of procedures offer more comfortable, safer and less costly treatment options. At Fox Chase, we have the most sophisticated tools that allow us to diagnose and treat many types of cancer. In certain instances, we can provide an alternative to surgery.
Interventional radiologists are physicians with specialized training in imaging, who diagnose and treat cancer through very small skin entry sites. Our procedures are performed in an interventional suite, rather than an operating room, thus eliminating the need for general anesthesia.
An interventional radiologist performs procedures to treat problems in the arteries, kidneys, liver and other internal organs that might otherwise be treated by surgery. At Fox Chase, we specialize in chemoembolization, a procedure that allows more efficient delivery of cancer-fighting drugs directly to the tumor site via a catheter.
I also have a special interest in treating pain related to spine tumors using procedures called verteboplasty and kyphoplasty. With verteboplasty, the doctor inserts a needle into the vertebral body where bone cement is injected to stabilize the fracture and decrease pain. During kyphoplasty, the doctor places a small instrument into the vertebral body in which balloons are inserted. Once the balloons are inflated, they restore some of the reduced vertebral height to create space. This space is later filled with bone cement to stabilize the fracture and reduce pain.
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1993
Diagnostic Radiology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.