St. Clair checkup

Board-certified interventional radiologists Gordon K. McLean, M.D. and Richard G. Foster, M.D. have joined South Hills Radiology Associates and offer interventional radiology (IR) procedures at St. Clair Hospital.

IR is a combination of diagnostic and therapeutic arts; it uses state-of-the-art imaging technology to visualize and diagnose problems, and minimally invasive technology to “intervene” with precision, accuracy and effectiveness. The techniques of IR have become an integral part of general surgery, healing vascular disease, cardiology, oncology, gynecology, urology, nephrology, ear/nose/throat and orthopedics.

The hospital is constructing a state-of-the-art IR lab in the medical imaging department on the third floor to accommodate patients seeking the physicians’ highly specialized medical services.

Drs. McLean and Foster perform biopsies, drain diseased kidneys and livers, recannulate chronically occluded veins, perform cryoablation (freezing) or heating (radiofrequency energy) of tumors to destroy them, and treat benign uterine fibroids with embolization as an alternative to hysterectomy. They also treat vascular disorders, including peripheral artery disease, and deep vein thrombosis. They dissolve clots and repair vertebral stress fractures – all without open surgery.

Dr. McLean earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School, and completed his residency and fellowship at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.

Dr. Foster earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. Foster did his residency at the University of Pittsburgh-affiliated hospitals and completed his fellowship at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. To contact Drs. McLean and Foster, please call 412-942-3101.