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We found 5 interventional radiologists who accept Medicare near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Karl Fan's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Corpus Christi, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fan is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Chandra Sekhararao Katragadda, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3226 South Alameda; 600 Elizabeth Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Chandra Katragadda is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katragadda accepts. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3226 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Hein specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Hein honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3226 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Divyang Ayar is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Pearland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Ayar is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3226 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burgess' medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Burgess studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burgess honors.

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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.