We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Health Net HSP near Covina, CA.

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Dr. Uday Govindrao Gadgil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 305
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Uday Gadgil is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gadgil accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gadgil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gadgil is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 204
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Naji Kandalaft is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Glendora, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kandalaft attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kandalaft speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
315 N. Third Avenue; Suite 207
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Fahed Bitar works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Covina, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bitar attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 207
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Avinash Khitri, who practices in Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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.
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