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We found 45 interventional radiologists who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Judy Un Chong Himmerich, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Judy Ahrar sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Ahrar is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Ahrar attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including the University of Miami Honors Program in Medicine, University of Miami; Challenger Astronaut Scholarship; and Florida Undergraduate Scholarship. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Mediastinal Disease, Biopsy, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Mdacc, Division of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Ahrar is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ahrar has received include Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors in America Best Doctors, Inc; and Best Doctors Inc. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Joseph Rodgers Steele Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Steele's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Steele studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Steele completed residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received distinctions including Best Article of 2009 Award, Journal of American College of Radiology; Valedictorian, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Steele is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 2.130b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Llerena-Riquelme is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Houston, TX. He honors Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and Cigna Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University.

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Dr. Gary R Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Spiegel specializes in interventional neuroradiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Spiegel attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Griffin Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Erik Norman Kraske Cressman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Cressman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Cressman graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cressman trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cressman include: Elected Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology; Innovations Award, University of Minnesota; and Gary Becker Young Investigator Award, Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Metabolism, Tumor, Embolization

Dr. Alda Lui Tam, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alda Tam is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Houston, TX. She is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Tam's education and training includes medical school at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Armeen Mahvash, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Armeen Mahvash is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Mahvash accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Dr. Naveen Garg, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1473
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naveen Garg's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests encompass MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound (sonogram), and CT scan. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. Dr. Garg obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Dr. Garg is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan

Dr. Marshall Edward Hicks, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1479
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hicks is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Hicks is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His distinctions include: Top Doctors List, US News and World Report; Examiner, American Board of Radiology; and Lifetime Service Award, American Board of Radiology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He attended medical school at Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta accepts. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinctions: Distinguished Reviewer Award, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Educational Exhibit Award; and Magna Cum Laude Award, RSNA. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Christopher Ian Cassady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 2-2521
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cassady works as a pediatric radiologist, interventional radiologist, and diagnostic radiologist in Houston, TX. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassady accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Alan Marshall Cohen, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Cohen sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Daniel Joshua Ashton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 470
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ashton practices pediatric radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Ashton honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Sheena Ashwin Pimpalwar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheena Pimpalwar works as a pediatric radiologist and interventional radiologist. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pimpalwar takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then she performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College.

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Dr. Sharjeel H Sabir, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sharjeel Sabir's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. Dr. Sabir attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Society of Interventional Radiology Leadership Academy; Chief Resident in Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; and RSNA/ARRS/AUR Introduction to Academic Radiology Program. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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.