We found 4 interventional radiologists near La Crosse, WI.

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Dr. Ezana Muluneh Azene, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
 

Dr. Ezana Azene specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in La Crosse, WI. Dr. Azene is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Gundersen Health System.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cancer

Dr. Lincoln Gundersen Gundersen, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
 

Dr. Lincoln Gundersen, who practices in La Crosse, WI, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Gundersen is professionally affiliated with Gundersen Health System. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Kurt J Ziegelbein, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
 

Dr. Kurt Ziegelbein's area of specialization is vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Ziegelbein is professionally affiliated with Gundersen Health System. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ziegelbein completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Heather Jo Wichman, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1900 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI
 

Dr. Heather Wichman is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in La Crosse, WI. Dr. Wichman is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Gundersen Health System.

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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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