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We found 13 interventional cardiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Encino, CA.

Dr. Mehrdad Kevin Ariani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 400
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Ariani works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Northridge, CA. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ariani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ariani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ariani (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Arora is an interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension

Dr. Jack Arthur Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Jack Patterson works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18226 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lala attended Saurashtra University and then went on to complete Dr. Lala's residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Lala has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Lala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lala is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lala is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias

Dr. James Randall Higgins, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. James Higgins, who practices in Van Nuys, CA, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ara Tilkian is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tilkian studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tilkian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tilkian is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ashish Aggarwal's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Aggarwal is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Leon I Kupferwasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 218
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kupferwasser is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA and Tarzana, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kupferwasser has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kupferwasser (or staff) is conversant in German and Yiddish. Dr. Kupferwasser is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Arash Vahdat, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 714
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Arash Vahdat sees patients in Tarzana, CA and Van Nuys, CA. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management and acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Vahdat is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Persian. Dr. Vahdat's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15243 Vanowen Street; Suite 301
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Jayanta Das' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Van Nuys, CA, Valencia, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Das graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 309
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. J. Rubin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rubin has an open panel.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 415
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Karimian specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Karimian is a graduate of The National University of Iran. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He takes Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Karimian is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Tae Yang works as an interventional cardiologist in Fountain Valley, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Yang's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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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.