An Interventional Radiologist is a physician (M.D.), that has completed a rigorous 6 year internship/residency/fellowship training program after graduating from medical school. Their training incorporates using imaging guidance (i.e. x-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound) to perform minimally invasive procedures that might otherwise require open, invasive surgery.
Interventional radiologists are trained in how to perform and interpret ultrasound- the only imaging modality used to diagnose vein disease. After diagnosing venous insufficiency, they are then able to use ultrasound guidance to perform the minimally invasive procedures used to treat vein disease.
Our Interventional Radiologist at The Vein Doctors is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology. In addition, he is a Diplomate of The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, and also holds advanced ultrasound certification as Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and Registered Physican in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). This rare and unique combination of training and certification allows him to most accurately diagnose and treat vein disease with the highest level of patient care.