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'Behind the Blue': Interventional Services and the Future of Less Invasive Health Care with Dr. Driss Raissi

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2021) — UK HealthCare opened its expanded Interventional Services facility at UK Chandler Hospital in March offering less invasive alternatives to traditional surgery.

Dr. Driss Raissi is medical director for Interventional Services and the Vascular & Interventional Radiology Division Chief at UK HealthCare and has overseen the expansion of the newly renovated, 50,000 square foot facility designed to accommodate the growing number of patients who qualify for less invasive surgery and procedures.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, Dr. Raissi talks about what interventional radiology covers, the life-changing impact it offers patients who cannot be served by other means of treatment, the benefits this new facility will provide the Commonwealth, and more.

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