Kamlesh U. Kukreja, MD
Dr. Kukreja is Clinical Associate Professor Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Dr. Kukreja is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Kukreja is proud of receiving the Caffey award for best electronic poster at the International Pediatric Radiology meeting in May 2006. Dr. Kukreja performs all types of interventions in children. His expertise, clinical and research interests include interventions for deep venous thrombosis in children, inferior vena cava filters, pediatric cancer and liver transplant interventions.
Texas Children’s Hospital is one of only a few institutions in the country that offers advanced treatment options for the management of liver tumors in children by interventional radiology. These advanced treatment methods include: transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). Dr. Kukreja is excited about the potential of liver tumor management by interventional radiology (IR). Interventional radiology has started to play an increasingly important role in the management of liver tumors. He has been involved in researching advanced treatment methods for liver tumors in children. Pediatric liver tumors can be managed by minimally invasive methods of administering chemotherapy directly to the tumor, via arteries supplying the tumor also known as transarterial chemotherapy (TACE). Radiation can also be administered to the tumor via procedure called SIRT (selective internal radiation therapy). Dr. Kukreja’s research interests include the management of hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, and researching the role of transarterial and percutaneous therapies in pediatric liver tumors.
TARE procedure available for pediatric liver cancer patients at Texas Children's Hospital
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