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We found 4 interventional radiologists who accept Anthem near Burlington, VT.

Dr. Christopher Scott Morris, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Fahc - Radiology Dept Patrick 1; Mchv Campus 111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Christopher Morris is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Morris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Mandarin. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Morris honors Anthem, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Angiogram

Dr. Anant D Bhave, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Anant Bhave's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Burlington, VT and Colchester, VT. He takes Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bhave attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Shields, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Fletcher Allen Health Care Department of Radiology
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Joseph Shields' areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shields takes. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Geoffrey Scriver works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Burlington, VT. Dr. Scriver honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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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.