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

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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 works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Morris attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Anthem, Child Health Plus, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris honors. Dr. Morris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Mandarin.

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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 works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhave obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Burlington, VT and Colchester, VT. Dr. Shields is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shields completed a residency program 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 is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Scriver is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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.