Dr. Rahul Razdan always wanted to treat cancer and thought the best way to do that was through interventional radiology using catheters and needles as he wanted to treat them in a minimally invasive way. He knew that today, many conditions that once required surgery can be treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists and interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Dr. Razdan now works as an Interventional Radiologist at Advanced Medical Imaging. Advanced Medical Imaging is an outpatient radiology facility in Lincoln. Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They use X-rays, CT, MRI and other diagnostic imaging equipment to guide tiny instruments, such as catheters or needles, through blood vessels or through the skin to treat diseases without surgery.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
The biggest challenge for me is to not get involved personally and become attached with the patients I see.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
To be appointed as the director of Advanced Vein Institute.
Tell me a little about your family.
I am married with two children (one boy and one girl). My wife will soon be an Allergist for Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in Lincoln.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
My biggest turning point in my life was when my family decided to move to Nebraska from the east coast. It was a change for the better.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spend time with my two children.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I have lived on three continents. I lived in Asia for seven years, Europe for six years, and the rest of my life in the United States.
What are you the most proud of?
I am proud of the opportunity to do my fellowship at Yale University in Interventional Radiology. I am also proud of my children.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
When I was doing my training at Yale, my mentor said “Always treat your patients as if you are treating your own family members”.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
I would love to see more people understand what I do as an interventional radiologist. Patients have alternative options to major surgeries which they don’t realize and we can do in a minimally invasive way at Advanced Medical Imaging.
How would your friends describe you?
I think my friends would describe me as; lovable, fun-loving, outgoing, motivated, and enthusiastic.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I speak multiple languages.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be a great skier.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’m sometimes too hard on myself.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The Great Gatsby
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If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can visit our website at www.amimaging.com.