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We found 4 interventional radiologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr. Brian K Herman, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Radiology Department
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Brian Herman is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Herman is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Herman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Herman is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jerry Y Chang, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Radiology Department
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Chang is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Rancho Mirage, CA. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chang attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mehran K Elly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Radiology Department
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Mehran Elly is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Elly is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elly honors. He has a closed panel. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
35800 Bob Hope Drive; Interventional Radiology and Imaging Center, Suite 150
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Meoli sees patients in Rancho Mirage, CA. His medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Meoli graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare.

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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.