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

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

Dr. Christopher Thomas is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Shands HealthCare and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Honor Medical Society, Bowman Gray School of Medicine- Wake Forest University. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. She is affiliated with Carteret County General Hospital, Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, and Vidant Health. She takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Albernaz completed her residency training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Chiang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Health, and Beaufort County Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Tripp works as an interventional radiologist in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Tripp is professionally affiliated with Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Health, and Beaufort County Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Tripp attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Tripp has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Greenville, NC, Windsor, NC, and Edenton, NC. His medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Berry is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He works in Greenville, NC, Edenton, NC, and Kenansville, NC. Dr. Sayers takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Hea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.
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