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We found 9 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chun has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chun has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chun honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,082
  • Medicare Cost: $548
Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Kong completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Narayan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Narayan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,173
  • Medicare Cost: $572
Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Engel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,288
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Cho is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Mountain View, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cho include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Cho has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,109
  • Medicare Cost: $549
Dr. Jonathan David Salcedo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
East Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Salcedo is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Salcedo is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Salcedo is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hardwin Mead, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. R. Mead's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mead is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mead's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $573

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.