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Dr. Kevin Carson

Interventional Radiology
Atlanta, GA
31 years experience male

Locations

The Georgia Vascular Institute

Atlanta, GA

Address

1776 Peachtree Street, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(678) 246-5191

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

About

Bio

I am Dr. Kevin L. Carson MD, CAQ (Certificate of Advance Qualifications). I received my medical degree the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed my Interventional Radiology training at Columbia University in New York. I participated in research at the National Institute of Health in Washington DC and have been the Chief of Interventional Radiology at multiple Georgia hospitals. I am now the president of the Georgia Vascular Institute, and an adjunct professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine. I am on staff at multiple Georgia hospitals including the Atlanta Medical Center. I have lectured and educated on the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids for almost two decades. My commitment to the treatment and education of women suffering from uterine fibroids began as a personal experience. Unfortunately several of the women in my family have suffered from the problems of uterine fibroids. I have one family member who complained of heavy bleeding and tiredness and another family member who was unable to become pregnant. I was surprised to learn that these issues were as a result of uterine fibroids. Because fibroids were not one of the dangerous malignant cancers of the uterus they were not diagnosed or treated with the same urgency in medical practices or hospitals. However the problems of uterine fibroids can be as devastating to a women’s quality of life as any treatable cancer. The women suffer from depression, fatigue, heavy bleeding, loss of appetite, weight gain, pain and many other problems. They were also missing important life events, forced to carry extra clothing, and wear an uncomfortable amount of padding. At the time there were only a few treatments for uterine fibroids. The major treatments at the time were the surgical removal of the uterus, surgical removal of the fibroids, or hormone therapy. Although these are great procedures for some women, these treatments also caused new problems. This included a long recuperation time, ugly scarring, hot flashes and moodiness. When I first learned of the non-surgical treatment of uterine fibroid embolization I couldn’t have been more excited. Here was a treatment that would allow women to return back to their lives in a shorter amount of time, cause less scarring and did not cause the problems of extra hormones. I became one of the first doctors to perform a uterine fibroid embolization procedure in the Southern Crescent. I saw patients and family members began to enjoy an truly increased quality of life. My partner and I, Dr. Sendhil Subramanian have performed hundreds of uterine fibroid embolizations procedures since that time and established the Georgia Vascular Institute in downtown Atlanta. We have committed ourselves to the care of women who suffer from fibroids and have built the Institute with them in mind. We use the latest equipment and technology at our center to increase the effectiveness of the procedure. We have also hired the best technologists and nurses to help us care for our patients. We enjoy close relationships with multiple OB/GYN practices to help consult with us on unusual cases and help with any potential complications. We would love the opportunity to tell you more about our service and help you get back to your life.

Specialties
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Interventional Radiology

Radiology

Vascular Surgery

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
34 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
BG Calcification : The basal ganglia are a part of the brain. It is common for calcifications to develop in these regions as we get older without clinical significance. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
For some patients: Some patients suffer discomfort, while other patients may have no pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Many patients have had successful pregnancies and healthy children.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Multiple: There are multiple potential complications. These include pneumothorax, bleeding, infection, air embolism, and othe minor complications.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes. Most fibroid embolization procedures are performed in a hospital.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
The uterus: Benign fibroids will only grow in the uterus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Vascular disease : There are many treatment options. These range from medications to surgery. See your local vascular specialists to see what is best for you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Peripheral Vascular: A young person who delelops pad may have an associated condition. This may include high triglycerides, cholesterol or heavy smoking. If there is a hi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Urinary Tract: An ivp is a test looking for abnormalities of the urinary tract. This includes the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes. But an exam by s physician is needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Your symptoms can be caused be fibroids. A physical exam and ultrasound would be the start of a good workup.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
UFE : Embolization can be a very effective if the patient is appropriately screened, and the treating physician has adequate experience.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Urologist: A urologist or gynecologist would perform surgery to fix her problem after appropriate evaluation. This is a commom issues after hysterectomy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Perhaps: A myomectomy, repeat embolization, or a hysterectomy may help. I would suggest discussing the options with the physician who performed you procedure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: A physician would have to include an indication for the procedure so that your insurance company will pay the bill. A referral would be needed in most... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Vascular ultrasound: Vascular ultrasound is often a part of a complete vascular workup before bypass is needed. It may not be necessary for emergency surgey.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
No: Not that i know of. Sickle cell anemia which is more prevelant in african americans can cause a type i'd bone destruction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Poor blood flow: If the vascular supply of the hip is decreased or absent the femoral head can collapse slowly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Pars defect: A new pars defect is very easy to see in an MRI because of the surrounding edema. An old pars defect my be easier to see in a cat scan because of scl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
UFE: My patients usually return to work within 1 to 2 weeks. The treating physician should decide when it is appropriate for a patient to increase activit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Ovarian torsion: A cyst can cause torsion of the ovary. This may be intermittent and resolve afterwards. There is also a danger of ovarian infarction. It is importa... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Chest calcifications: Calcifications in these areas usually involve the lymph nodes or arteries. Ask for a differential diagnosis from the interpreting radiologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Brain changes: These finding suggest a chronic process which has caused damage to parts of the brain. The most common culprit is atherosclerotic disease of the arter... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Different forpatient: Some patients have no discomfort while other patients may not be able to tolerate the procedure.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: The skin and tissues surrounding the port can become warm, red and tender if the infection surrounds the port. If the catheter portion is infected th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Artery vs vein : Peripheral arterial disease affects the arteries while venous disease affects the veins. Are there specific questions about either.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Either: Both can cause pain in that area. A physical exam is needed.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Not necessarily. : The symptoms of menopause are cause by a lack of ovarian hormones. If your ovaries are still producing hormones, and only your uterus is removed, the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: The vertebra above and below the fusion site are at an increased risk of fracture.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
UFE: In most cases there are no long term side affects. Some patients may experience early menopause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
More good than bad.: Con: you still have a uterus. Therefore there is a small recurrence rate. Pros: Shorter recovery time No surgical incisions Highly effective when... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
See a doctor: There are several conditions which can cause severe vaginal clotting. In some populations the greatest cause is uterine fibroids. It is important to... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Common symptoms: Most women who have fibroids do not suffer any symptoms. The most common symptoms are heavy prolonged periods, frequent urination. There are other s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Enlarged veins: Varicoceles are enlarged veins adjacent to the testicles.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes low back pain is a symptom.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
UFE: If blood loss is a major concern then strong consideration should be given to the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. There is almost no blood lo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Radiation protection: Shields used during an ivp are meant to protect body parts which are sensitive to radiation. These include the genitalia and thyroid.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Unknown: No one knows for sure what causes a fibroid to permanently increase in size. In theory a temporary increase in size can be caused by increased blood ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Aspiration: Aspiration of food or liquids consistently would necessitate immediate intervention of some type.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: There are many good treatments for fibroids. These range from medications to surgery. My personal favorite is the uterine fibroid embolization proc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
DVT: Yes. However a work up for an underlying medical issues may be necessary.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
No: Fibroids don't affect when you ovulate. They may affect the severity of your menstral bleeding.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes it can be normal: Yes it can be normal fluid after a procedure of this type. However if you have pain, vaginal discharge, or other symptoms then a follow-up visit wit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: yes you can still become pregnant after a UFE. The procedure will decrease you ability to become pregnant a small amount according to some literature.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 31 years experience
Consult a doctor: The are multiple reasons that your period can be irregular. It is important to see a physician. Causes include but not limited to uterine fibroids, ... Read More

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Dr. Carson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I just got my port implanted and i wanted to know what to look for
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Completed 1997

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Interventional Radiologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Society Of Cardiovascular And Interventional Radiology
National Medical Association
American College Of Radiology
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