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We found 3 interventional radiologists who accept Humana near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Linda Anne Hughes, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1801 South Perimeter Road; Suite 180
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Linda Hughes specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Hollywood, FL. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hughes's distinctions include: Excellence In PharMacOlogy; Award For Radiology Research; and Award For Patient Care. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Henry Ring Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1801 S Perimeter Road; Suite 180
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Ring is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Ring attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ring is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2805 East Oakland Park Boulevard; 452
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Marc Kaye's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kaye attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kaye has received distinctions including Best Doctors Listing, Center for Consumer Studies and Best Doctors Listing. Dr. Kaye (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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.