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

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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 is a pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Donaldson's medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Donaldson speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He 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 areas of specialization are pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Anandappa is especially interested in nuclear scan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ceylon and the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Anandappa is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stanley Kim's specialties are pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kim's 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 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes.

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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. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hickey's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hickey accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Hickey 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.
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