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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Covina, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gadgil at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Gadgil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kandalaft accepts. 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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of 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.