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Dr. Joseph Gemmete

Interventional Radiology
Ann Arbor, MI
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ann Arbor, MI

Address

UH B1D 328 1500 E Medical Center Dr, UH B1D 328, Ann Arbor, MI
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University of Michigan Hospitals

Ann Arbor, MI

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Specialties
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Interventional Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Equivalent: Both procedure have the same efficacy. Some believe you can get some vertebral body height restoration with kyphoplasty. I have not seen this. The n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
No: Risk factors for development of cerebral aneurysm are family history, smoking, and hypertension. If two siblings have a cerebral aneurysm then other s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Many tests: Doctor will usually start with ultrasound-ankle brachial index followed by segmental pressures, then maybe a cta/mra, with the last test an angiogram.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Multiple: Main treatment is modifying risk factors htn, lipids, smoking, diabetes, inactive lifestyle, antiplatelet therapy, etc. For acute stroke IV tpa (altep... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
All types: Academic and community hospitals perform endarterectomy and carotid stent placement.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
No minimum: I have performed sclerotherapy on infants to adults in there 9th decade.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
O2 sat: Depends on the patients oxygen saturation, normal saturation is greater than 94%, however chd patients can compensate for lower values.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: Very low risk procedure in an osteoporotic compression fracture. Risk is slightly higher for metastatic disease to the vertebral body, since cement i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Great procedure: Minimally invasive procedure for fibroids. 23 hr stay in hospital or outpatient procedure. Expect fibroids and uterus to shrink 40% by volume. Improve... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
No: Carotid stent placement does not clean out existing plaque. It pushes it against the vessel wall trapping it with the stent.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: Depending on the size of the stones, they can can obstruction of drainage of the urine, and worst case scenario end-stage renal disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Stay healthy: Keep your risk factors for atherosclerosis under control (i.e. Genetic profile), htn, lipids, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, eat appropriate foods, et... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Risks: 1. Family history 2. Smoking 3. Hypertension if two sibling in a family have an aneurysm then all brothers and sisters should be screened.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
None: No connection, between poison and cerebral aneurysm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound will be able to determine size, but not show if it is preventing ovulation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the location, number, and size of the fibroids, and whether or not you want to become pregnant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Sting warm sensation: Bee sting when numb groin to access artery. Warm sensation when inject x-ray dye. Pressure on groin when obtain hemostasis at puncture site.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Promote: Sclerotherapy promotes thrombosis of the veins by damaging the endothelial cells with the sclerotherapy agent.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: I personally would take my films to an interventional radiologist who is trained in the interpretation of imaging and also has been trained in perform... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Liver disease: Procedure where doctor places a shunt in the liver from the inside through a small needle stick. Useful for patients with portal hypertension related... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Location in uterus: Fibroids can be classified as submucosal, intramural, and subserosal. They can also be further classified as fundal, in the anterior or posterior uter... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Embolization person: I would see the doctor who performed the embolization procedure. They would be best to determine if it was related to the procedure.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Headache: Most come sign is headache, which gets worse while standing throughout the day, and then goes away when the patient is recumbent. Patients can progre... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Laser/sclerotherapy: They can be improved with pulse dye laser or sclerotherapy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
UAE/hysterectomy: Options are uterine artery embolization or a hysterectomy.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Outpouching: It is a focal out pouching of a blood vessel going to the brain. Similar to a bad tire where the side wall blows out.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Physicalexam imaging: Carotid stenosis can be diagnosed on physical exam by a bruit. Ultrasound in usually the first imaging study followed by mra/mri, cta, and final angi... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Narrowing: Narrowing of the internal carotid artery as determined by ultrasound, mra, cta, or angiogram.
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: A majority of family practice and internists seeing an older patient population will see patients with pad.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Non-specific: Scattered white matter spots are non-specific they can be seen in patients with headaches, chronic small vessel ischemic disease, lyme's disease, and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Shunting blood: The avm is probably shunting blood from that region of your brain. Grade 4 avms are difficult to treat, morbidity and mortality from surgical resecti... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: 9mm aneurysm should be treated. This will depend on the location, morphology, and patient medical comorbidities. This can be treated with surgical c... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: You can have decompensated cirrhosis with normal lab values.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Mess: Controlling HTN with meds, , lipid control with meds, diabetes control, smoking cessation, anti platelet therapy, becoming active, eating a well balan... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Many: Many veins can be done at one time. The operator is limited by the amount of sclerosant he can inject based on body weight. %3 sodium tetradecyl max d... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Short term memory : Unfortunately, a majority of patients suffer short term memory problems related to sah. Long term memory usually remains intact. No good solution to p... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
High volume center: I would have the procedure performed at a high center. The number of procedures an operator has performed is directly related to outcome.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Pregnancy UAE: Yes, you can get pregnant. Current recommendations are you should not have uae if you want to become pregnant. Several trials have show a slight incr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Internet/phone book: You can look for vascular surgeons/interventional radiologists who treat peripheral vascular disease on the internet, in the phone book, or call your ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
No worries: Yes, you can relax, odds are low you have pancreatic cancer. Only other test the docs could perform is endoscopic ultrasound.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
UAE: Uae probably safer since done under conscious sedation vs general anesthesia, no risk to ureter, bladder, or bowel.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Varies: Some patients have minimal pain, others can have significant pain similar to child birth. Fortunately this can be controlled with minimal discomfort ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
See a physician: I would see a physician. If your symptoms fit the diagnosis. He could order an MRI of the brain or a myelogram to see if there is evidence of a leak.... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Fibroid diseas: Uterine artery embolization is minimally invasive procedure to treat fibroid disease and adenomyosis. It improves symptoms related to bleeding and bul... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes effective: Yes, sclerotherapy is effective. If your varicose veins are related to reflux then rf ablation of the greater saphenous is a good option. Other optio... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes you can: You can perform a repeat uae in patients who have grown new fibroids since the procedure or in patients in which the fibroid was not completely infarc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
No: Sciatic is a peripheral neuropathy caused by compression on sciatic nerve. Carotid stenosis causes a TIA or stroke.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Nothing: Carotid endarterectomy is very safe in experienced hands that is why it is important to go to a center with a large volume. A majority of the stent/e... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Depends: Treatment options include radiation, embolization, and surgery. The rate of rupture for an asymptomatic avm is relatively low less than 2%/yr. If the ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Longer: Tipps procedure can last a along time provided as surveillance is performed. Two year patency with covered stent is about 76%, secondary patency is o... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gemmete is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gemmete is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. But what's the cure doc to my RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE? Thank you.
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I appreciate you for taking some time to review my questions and answer them
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Interventional Radiologist, First Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
Top Interventional Radiologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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