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We found 6 interventional radiologists who accept Medicare near Tarboro, NC.

Dr. Christopher Crim Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Thomas is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Thomas has received the distinction of Alpha Honor Medical Society, Bowman Gray School of Medicine- Wake Forest University. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Carteret County General Hospital, Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, and Vidant Health.

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Dr. Vanessa S. Albernaz Albernaz, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Vanessa Albernaz is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. Albernaz takes Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Carteret County General Hospital, Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, and Vidant Health.

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Dr. Karl Sy-Cherng Chiang, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Karl Chiang is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His professional affiliations include Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Health, and Beaufort County Medical Center. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chiang accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Michael David Tripp, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Michael Tripp's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Health, and Beaufort County Medical Center. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Tripp completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Tripp has received professional recognition including the following: MD, East Carolina University.

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Dr. Michael Brandon Berry, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Michael Berry is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. Dr. Berry takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
111 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC
 

Dr. Ronald Sayers specializes in vascular & interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Sayers has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Hea. He is affiliated with Carteret County General Hospital, Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, and Vidant Health.

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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.