We found 5 interventional radiologists who accept Medicare near West Columbia, SC.

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Dr. Daniel Howard Golwyn Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2728 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Daniel Golwyn practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Golwyn takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Robert Garris specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Garris studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2720 Sunset Boulevard; Radiology Department
West Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Christopher McCarty's specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in West Columbia, SC. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. McCarty graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Internal Medicine
2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC
 

Dr. William Brehmer is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2720 Sunset Boulevard; Radiology Department
West Columbia, SC
 

Dr. David Knight is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in West Columbia, SC. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Knight is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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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