Alan Alper Sag, MD
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I am dedicated to providing my patients with modern, minimally-invasive, exceptional-quality cancer care, while preserving their quality of life.
– Alan Alper Sag, MD

Alan Alper Sag, MD

Interventional Radiologist

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Board Certified
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Ra
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology, Interventional
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Where I See Patients
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Interventional Radiology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
I am dedicated to providing my patients with modern, minimally-invasive, exceptional-quality cancer care, while preserving their quality of life.
– Alan Alper Sag, MD
My Locations
Duke Cancer Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Duke Interventional Radiology Clinic
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710-4000
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
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About Me

I am a board-certified interventional radiologist specializing in interventional oncology. I focus primarily on cancer involving the liver, kidney, and bone. Through very small incisions, I guide treatments from the skin to the cancer using x-ray, ultrasound, or CAT scan to monitor progress in real-time. These treatments include ablation (targeting special probes into the cancer to directly burn or freeze and destroy the tumor within the body) and embolization (driving thin hollow tubes from the skin to the cancer blood vessels to deliver medications and occlude tumor blood supply). I hold over twenty research publications and am a reviewer for multiple academic journals. I have lectured nationally and internationally at conferences including the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, Society of Interventional Radiology, and American Society of Spine Radiology. I am dedicated to providing my patients with modern, minimally-invasive, exceptional-quality cancer care, while preserving their quality of life.

Languages I Speak
English
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Training and Education
Board Certification
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Ra
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology, Interventional
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
Interventional Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), 2014
Interventional Radiology, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2014
Residency
Radiology, Beaumont Health (Michigan), 2013
Education
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Clinical Focus and Research
Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Merit
  • Stryker Corp