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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 works as a pediatric radiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Donaldson attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Donaldson is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. After attending the University of Ceylon and the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Anandappa include nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Anandappa has a closed panel.

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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 practices pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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's specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Hickey honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.