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We found 9 interventional radiologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Matthew John Thomson, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Thomson, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Thomson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Dr. Taiyo Shimizu, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Taiyo Shimizu practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. In Dr. Shimizu's practice, he is particularly interested in imaging procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shimizu speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures

Dr. James Bradley Summers, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Summers specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology and practices in Modesto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Summers include imaging procedures. Dr. Summers is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, CT Scan, Trauma

Dr. Stephen Kao Liu, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1552 Coffee Road; Suite 201
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Liu is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Liu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Temoor Anwar is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Anwar is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Ward is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Modesto, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ward studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Ward trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ward (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Haak specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Rhodeman is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rhodeman attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. R. Jabola specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Modesto, CA. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Vascular & Interventional Radiology?

Vascular and interventional radiology, sometimes just called interventional radiology or abbreviated “VIR,” is a type of minimally invasive treatment done using only needles or catheters (tubes) and very tiny incisions in the body. Imaging, such as x-rays or ultrasound, is done from outside the body and used to guide the surgeon. Because the incisions are so small, this type of surgery offers less risk, less pain, and a faster recovery time to the patient.

Interventional radiology was first developed in the 1960s to treat blocked arteries, as an alternative to open bypass surgery. The technique was originally used only on blood vessels, which is where the word ‘vascular’ in the name comes from. These days it is still often used to treat blood vessel disorders, but also many other types of problems. Interventional radiology may be used to perform, among others:
  • Vascular treatments, such as the placement of stents or balloon angioplasty
  • Minimally invasive cancer treatments, such as biopsies, tumor ablation, or chemoembolization (delivering chemotherapy directly to a tumor via a catheter)
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicose vein ablation

The device used for imaging during the surgery may be x-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, or CT scan. Imaging allows the surgeon to see exactly what is happening without having to cut into a patient. Not only is recovery easier without major surgery, but outcomes are better with the precise detail that modern imaging can offer.