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We found 5 interventional radiologists who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near Modesto, CA.

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

Dr. Matthew Thomson's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Modesto, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Thomson obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Taiyo Shimizu is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include imaging procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shimizu obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is conversant in Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Summers has a special interest in imaging procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Summers's 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 practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Liu completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Liu is open to new patients.

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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. Matthew Ward is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Ward's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Ward (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French.

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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.