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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Ian H Christoph, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ian Christoph's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Christoph focuses on heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Christoph's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Elliot Pope, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1501-b Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Pope is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Pope has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pope welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Coronary Angiogram, Intensive Care, Heart Attack, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Daniels has a special interest in heart problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Daniels is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daniels's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Frederick S Watson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
100 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite #400
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Watson's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix's residency program. Dr. Watson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Watson's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
100 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 400
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Zipkin's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Zipkin is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zipkin accepts. Dr. Zipkin (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zipkin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael H Girolami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 11
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Girolami is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Girolami's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Girolami has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Girolami has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Stress Testing, Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.