Gajan Sivananthan, MD| Vascular Interventional Radiology | MedStar Health

Gajan Sivananthan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Vascular Interventional Radiology

Languages: English

About me

Gajan Sivananthan, MD, is an interventional radiologist affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He takes special interest in minimally invasive treatment for men’s health conditions (benign prostatic hyperplasia and varicoceles), vascular disease (deep venous thrombosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, varicosities, and vascular malformations), and oncology (liver cancer, renal cell cancer, lung cancer, and benign and malignant vertebral compression fractures).

As an interventional radiologist, Dr. Sivananthan performs endovascular procedures that use catheters inserted through arteries or veins. He also performs percutaneous procedures, where needles are inserted into diseased parts of the body using CT, MRI, ultrasound, and X-ray guidance to treat tumors while minimizing damage to normal adjacent tissue. He is dedicated to providing the most effective, safe, and least invasive procedure for each patient.

Dr. Sivananthan performs unique procedures in the field of interventional radiology, including treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using prostatic artery embolization. Prostatic artery embolization has had a profoundly positive impact on men who suffer from BPH while preserving erectile function. Alternatively, prostatic artery embolization can oftentimes be performed in men who are considered to have a high surgical risk for alternate procedures.

Dr. Sivananthan received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he stayed to complete a one-year internship in internal medicine. He then joined Tufts Medical Center to complete four years of residency training in radiology. Finally, he joined Mount Sinai Medical Center for a subspecialty fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology, where he stayed on as faculty, before joining Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Sivananthan is passionate about building the Interventional Radiology Department into a paramount center for the treatment of interventional oncology, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and vascular malformations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He actively participates in the advancement of the field of interventional radiology and has authored and co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and has presented nationally on numerous occasions.

Philosophy of Care

“I view my role as a partner with my patients to help them through their illness. My approach is to first listen to my patients so I can understand their goals of care, and then, together with the patient and their family (if involved), determine the best therapeutic options. I listen to my patients -- this is the first step in effectively communicating and establishing a therapeutic relationship.

“I am always available to discuss complex cases with referring physicians and am dedicated to taking good care of their patients in a collaborative fashion."

Practice locations

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25500 Point Lookout Road
MedStar St Mary's Hospital
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

301-475-6399

Fax 240-434-7248

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7441

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
CCC Bldg Ground Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-3400

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2118 Greenspring Drive
Suite 100
Lutherville, MD, 21093

443-470-1070

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12158 Central Avenue
Suite 100
Bowie, MD, 20721

301-430-2750

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3001 South Hanover Street
MedStar Harbor Hospital Center
Baltimore, MD, 21225

410-350-3300

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201 East University Parkway
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2728

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7503 Surratts Road
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-4772

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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 104
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-868-0972

Fax 301-856-4559

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-2430

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD, 20815

301-215-9420

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18101 Prince Philip Drive
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8650
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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite G25
Brandywine, MD, 20613

240-546-3010

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12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 150
Bel Air, MD, 21015

443-625-5430

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 801
Washington, DC, 20036

202-748-8840

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1120 20th Street Northwest
Stes 115 and 117
Washington, DC, 20036

855-211-4619

Fax 301-209-5776

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106 Irving Street Northwest
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-9729

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102 Irving Street Northwest
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1000
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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology

Fellowship Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2015)

Residency Program: Tufts University Medical Center (2014)

Internship Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2010)

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2009)