Juri Bassuner, MD, decided to enter the health care field after wrapping up his initial four years of college. Following his undergraduate studies, he completed medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine.
“I realized a career in engineering might be gratifying from a technical perspective, but it would leave me wanting more,” he shared. “I knew physicians used their minds and procedural skill sets to heal patients, so the decision was clear.”
Bassuner attended The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for a clinical research fellowship in dermatology, followed by radiology residency at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Finally, his career brought him back to Houston once more to UT Physicians as an interventional radiologist.
Interventional radiology can treat many conditions anywhere in the body using minimally invasive procedures. While this clinical focus varies on a patient’s health care needs, Bassuner specializes in prostate artery embolization among other vascular procedures.
“It’s an innovative procedure to help shrink the prostate in men with frequent urination caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia,” he explained. “Instead of an invasive surgery, we stop the blood supply to the prostate using tiny particles, which are delivered through a pinhole incision in either the wrist or groin thereby causing the prostate to shrink.”
Currently, Bassuner sees patients ages 18 and older at the UT Physicians Interventional Radiology Clinic located at 6410 Fannin Street, Suite 1508, Houston, TX. To schedule an appointment, please call 713-486-6130 or visit this page.
“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing genuine results for my patients,” said Bassuner. “Your health is important, so don’t hesitate to seek out expert care when you need it.”