We found 4 interventional radiologists who accept First Health near Chicago, IL.

Dr. James Scott Donaldson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2300 Children's Plaza, Medical Imaging Department; Box 9
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Donaldson, who practices in Westchester, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Donaldson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Donaldson is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures

Dr. Eugene C Anandappa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Anandappa is a specialist in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He works in Chicago, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Anandappa include nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Anandappa is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Ceylon and the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Stanley Taeson Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stanley Kim specializes in pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures

Dr. Ryan Matthew Hickey, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1058a
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ryan Hickey specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Chicago, IL. He takes Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hickey graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hickey is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.