Well I least now I know the type of the doctor I'm looking for. That's progress. A week ago I didn't know what they call the specialist that does the procedure. Interventional radiology is when they use blood vessels or arteries as a highway to feed in a wire to go to a remote location. What's on the end of the wire can be all sorts of different stuff including a laser emitting device. The wire goes in through either a needle or a small incision from a remote location. Then the wire gets fed in remotely towards the blood clot that the patient wants eliminated. I'm a Veteran but the VA doesn't do that procedure. I'm looking for some pointers on how to go about finding a good doctor. In this case it would be an Interventional Radiologist. I'm thinking the name probably stems from intervening into the problem using radiographic imagery to display to the doctor where he's at with the instrument and where he needs to go. I have no idea what this is going to cost since I have no health insurance. Hopefully they can reduce the bill a little bit if I tell them I'm paying out of pocket. You guys that have searched and found specific doctors, how did you go about it?