Stephen R. Bunker MD, Radiologist

Stephen R. Bunker MD

Radiologist | Body Imaging

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2712 Bee Caves Road Suite 122 Austin Texas, 78746
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2/5

About

Stephen R. Bunker, MD, is the founder of the Bunker Vein & Imaging Center located in Austin, Texas. With over 30 years of experience and triple Board certification in radiology, nuclear medicine, and venous and lymphatic medicine; Dr. Bunker is a well-versed and highly skilled physician. Within the practice, Dr. Bunker offers quality care to his patients; primarily treating varicose and spider veins with a wide array of different procedures including topical laser treatments, sclerotherapy, and endovenous laser therapy. Dr. Bunker also specializes in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and deep venous thrombosis; which is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside a part of the body. A leader in his field, Dr. Bunker has authored over 80 publications and over 150 presentations, as well as, speaking nationally on his expertise. Currently, Dr. Bunker speaks locally and is an active member to numerous medical associations that promote continued learning.

Education and Training

Creighton University

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

Nuclear Radiology; American Board of Nuclear Medicine- Nuclear Medicine; American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine- Venous and Lympathic Medicine

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 43 years of experience
Stephen R. Bunker MD
Stephen R. Bunker MD's Expert Contributions
  • Breast mammogram vs. breast ultrasound for tumors?

    American Cancer Society has issued guidelines as follows:Women ages 40-44. Their choice to start annual mammography screening.Women ages 45-54. Should get annual screening mammograms.Women ages 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years or may continue annually. At age 35, mammograms would not ordinarily be recommended unless there is a strong family history or signs or symptoms such as palpable lump, nipple discharge, pain/tenderness are present. Ultrasound of the breast is often utilized to determine if a mass or lump (often detected by mammogram) is solid or cystic.Some women at high risk may be screened with MRI as well as mammography.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone READ MORE

  • Are X-rays safe for elderly people?

    Yes. Nearly all diagnostic X-rays are safe for nearly all ages, with the frequency of repeats in "the elderly" also fine. Radiation effects, when more likely to cause damage to normal tissues (as in some radiation treatments) usually have a latency of onset of several years. Diagnostic X-ray exams are specifically designed to result in exposures that minimize or avoid such effects. READ MORE

  • My X-ray showed a 3mm stone in the right kidney however it was not seen in the following x-ray. Why did this happen?

    Without seeing the X-rays (presumably plain films as opposed to CT), possibilities include an artifact (not really a stone, but an abnormality on the film, skin or tissue adjacent to the kidney that changed in position or was no longer present when the second X-ray was taken), or passing of the stone before the second film was obtained. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Diagnostic RadiologyNuclear MedicineNuclear RadiologyVenous and Lympathic Medicine

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Spoke Nationally in the Past, Currently More Local -
  • Chief of Nuclear Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center -

Treatments

  • Telemedicine, Medical Imaging

Professional Memberships

  • MemberTravis County Medical Society

Residency

  • Letterman Army Medical Center (Radiology)

Internships

  • Letterman Army Medical Center

Fellowships

  • (Nuclear Medicine)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Phlebology, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society

Articles and Publications

  • 60 Peer-Reviewed Works, 28 Abstracts, and Over 150 Presentations

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His passion to bring the latest and the best technology to patients, as soon as he possibly can.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Sports and Amateur Radio

Accepted Insurance

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Stephen R. Bunker MD's Practice location

2712 Bee Caves Road -
Austin, Texas 78746
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