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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Leatherberry is a physician who specializes in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hightower sees patients in Monterey, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Hightower has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joan K Frisoli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Joan Frisoli sees patients in Monterey, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Frisoli graduated from Yale School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Cary Yeh is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Yeh attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gardner practices pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Gardner graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Schmidt, who practices in Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. Dr. Schmidt studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.