Dr. Rajasekhara Ayyagari, MD

Vascular & Interventional RadiologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Ayyagari
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Yale Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology

800 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519

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Dr. Rajasekhara Ayyagari, MD is a Vascular & Interventional Radiology Specialist in New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ayyagari to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Ayyagari's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayyagari performs Vascular Transcatheter Embolization more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ayyagari performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayyagari treats Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Ayyagari treats this condition more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Ayyagari's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolization of Tumor
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Portacaval Shunt
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Varicocele
  • Varicocele Repair
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vena Cava Filter
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Dr. Ayyagari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Connecticare
Connecticare POS
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Oxford Liberty

Dr. Ayyagari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ayyagari

5.0

Based on 53 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (46)
  • Listened & answered questions (46)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (46)
What could be improved
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    I want to thank Dr Ayyagari for bringing my prostate health back to normal. It has been over a year since I had the PAE procedure and my urine flow is at a 9 out of 10. Prior to the procedure I had constant urinary infections and my urinary flow was not good at all, I was up several times a night and I was looking at a catheter. I would not hesitate in choosing Dr Ayyagari for this painless procedure. I HIGHLY recommend him!! It is truly life changing.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Charles T Connolly – Dec 05, 2020
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    Dr Ayyagari performed a very successful PAE (prostatic arterial embolization) procedure for me. All went well, and I'm happy with the results. Dr Ayyagari was clear and straight-forward in my pre-surgery consultation, and it worked out as he said it would. I'm glad that I learned about the existence of the PAE option, and Dr Ayyagari is the only highly experienced provider in this area.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    AndyW – Jun 26, 2020
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    It was a great experience being in the hands of Dr. Ayyagari. Starting from my first appearance in his office I felt very secure. He knows how to prepare a patient for surgery to have him relaxed. The whole surgery experience is a true example of the doctor's professionalism. His team is a bonded crew of professionals who understand each other completely and compliments their leader. I would certainly recommend Dr. Ayyagari and his team who is planning to do a PAE surgery.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Alexander Bogdanov – May 20, 2020
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    I had the PAE procedure done to relieve a urinary blockage of several weeks.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Richard Crawford – May 19, 2020
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    My visit was in the form of a phone call. It was a follow up re: a procedure I had done some time ago and we discussed how I was doing and discussed a possible future follow up involving a possible hospital visit.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    May 18, 2020
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    I saw Dr. Ayyagari for a consultation after having two bouts within one month requiring catheterization in order to void. My daughter and I quickly became very comfortable with Dr. Ayyagari because he gave us the knowledge we required to make a decision, which we expected, but also showed compassion and understanding absent in many of today’s interactions. The procedure was performed a few weeks later and went very smoothly. The first night, however, was very uncomfortable (but I was expecting that). I took one of the Ibuprofen tablets prescribed and was able to return to sleep. From that point on, my only issue was severe spasms which required another med. The spasms subsided within two weeks and I have not experienced any discomfort since. Two weeks after the procedure I returned to my urologist for a void test. My catheter was removed and, viola, I was able to void. It’s 3 months post procedure and I am symptom free. I could not be happier with the PAE and Dr. Ayyagari’s care.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Woodie – May 17, 2020
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    V. pleased with Dr. A's care and team.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Francis O'Connor – May 16, 2020
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    Dr. Ayyagari performed a PAE procedure on me last November. I had been suffering with an enlarged prostate with all it’s symptoms for more than 20 years. Conventional Urologists were unable to help my condition and I was heading toward surgical removal of my non cancerous prostate. . I discovered Dr. A and PAE by searching the literature and follow-up references from doctors I know at Yale. I made an appointment directly with Dr. A’s office at Yale through Nathan who manages his schedule. During my initial interview with Dr. A. I found him to be concerned, mostly listening, asking questions and clearly competent about the PAE procedure which he described with patience and detail. I agreed to the PAE procedure and Nathan set up the necessary tests and scheduled the procedure. The procedure, as described , was painless and quickly done by Dr A . and his competent team. I was released the same day and since have experienced complete relief of my BPH symptoms. Thank you Team Dr. A
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Eugene A. Della Vecchia – May 15, 2020
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    My PAE procedure dramatically improved my life. It was a relatively minor procedure. My ability to urinate was normal after 2 weeks. Dr. Ayyagari was great to work with, informative and competent.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Keith Bracknell – May 15, 2020
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    Dr Ayyagari interviewed me as a candidate patient for a prostatic embolization. He provided a thorough explanation of the process, and felt that it could help me. I had an extremely large prostate, and my urologist had previously performed a TURP. Relief from the TURP lasted only a few years, and the next step would have been a major operation. I was semi conscious during the embolization and it went well. He exhibited a great deal of skill performing this procedure. After a relatively short recovery period my urinary problems diminished, and eventually went away completely. It is now about 5 years and I can sleep thru the night, and “piss like a stallion”. Prior to, during the procedure, and following up, Dr. Ayyagari’s care and concern was outstanding. Probably the best medical care that I have ever received.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Bruce K – May 15, 2020
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    Dr. A explained things well and when I had a complication of the procedure he was completely on top of things. I felt very comfortable in his care and I am a doctor.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    May 15, 2020
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    Enlarged prostate closed urinary tract down. Dr. Ayyagari’s procedure shrunk the prostate and in that regard I am back to where I was 30 years ago. I highly recommend him and am grateful to him.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    May 15, 2020
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    Dr. Ayyagari is superb in every respect. He is very knowledgeable, available, courteous and always professional. He helped me greatly with my condition
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    JFTorres – May 15, 2020
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    Dr. Ayyagari did a great job for me with a prostate arterial embolization -- reducing the size of the prostate by cutting off its blood supply, and thereby significantly reducing my BPH symptoms. I was under a mild sedative during the procedure and emerged feeling fine. Everything was done through a blood vessel, no cutting involved. No pain after the procedure, no catheter, just a few antibiotics to take. That night I felt good enough to have KFC, and did.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    Tom K – May 15, 2020
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    My first visit was very reassuring. Dr Ayyagari explained my condition, and the expected course of treatment completely, thoroughly, and in easy to understand terms. The procedure went as expected, and after some initial discomfort, my recovery went pretty and smoothly. This procedure gave me life back, and I would recommend this procedure to any man suffering from BPH.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    Helpful
    May 15, 2020
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    Dr. Ayyagari is superb in every respect. He is very knowledgeable, available, courteous and always professional. He helped me greatly with my condition.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Frederic Hite – May 15, 2020
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    I went in for PAE. Dr. A and his staff were very professional. Dr. A explained everything which made me very cofortable. After the surgery he checked in with me and made sure I could reach out to him if I need to. I highly recommend Dr. Ayyagrai and his staff.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    John Marusa – May 15, 2020
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    This was a phone call conversation; a substitute for my one-year follow-up appointment after a procedure performed by Dr. Ayyagari. I continue to be very pleased with the information I receive from Dr. Ayyagari as well as the careIt has always been easy to engage in conversation with him regarding any health questions or concerns that I have had.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Joseph A. Hadam – May 09, 2020
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    I am a very satisfied male patient age 82. Dr Ayyagari performed PAE procedure 5 months ago, in November 2019. Since I was in very good health, he was willing to take a chance on me. I was surprised that the procedure took far longer than I expected. I was in the OR for 6 hours, as I recall. My post-recovery was about on par for a week, when I suddenly was unable to urinate. I was in agony. I rushed to YaleNH ER and had a Foley catheter installed, and I remained catheterized for 8 days. I was put on a second powerful antibiotic, different from the Cipro required as PAE prep. Dr. Ayyagari was very sympathetic, and was available to handle questions and concerns. After catheter removal, my prostate problems gradually diminished, but I had many weeks of constipation. That, too, disappeared by month 4, and I now consider myself completely "cured". Urinary problems are minimal, and I am very pleased with the outcome and with Dr. Ayyagari's treatment.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Stan Bernold – May 09, 2020
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    Excellent results. Dr Ayyagari explained everything and helped me feel very comfortable with the procedure.
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    Biography

    I graduated with a B.A. degree in Behavioral Biology from Swarthmore College in 1996.  After completing two-and-a-half years of Peace Corps service...Read more

    Specialties

    • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
    • Interventional Radiology

    Education

    1996
    Swarthmore College
    Undergraduate School

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

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    What are Dr. Rajasekhara Ayyagari, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Ayyagari frequently treats Vascular Transcatheter Embolization, Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and Angiography. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ayyagari treats.

    Where is Dr. Rajasekhara Ayyagari, MD's office located?

    Dr. Ayyagari's office is located at 800 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT 06519. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Yale Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology

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    New Haven, CT

    72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

    16 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)