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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ariani takes. Dr. Ariani's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ariani (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ariani's 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 cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. In his practice, Dr. Arora focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arora is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arora's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. Dr. Patterson has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Reseda, CA and Tarzana, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lala include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Lala is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lala graduated from Saurashtra University and then Dr. Lala performed Dr. Lala's residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Lala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lala is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lala welcomes 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' specialty is interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Higgins's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Higgins is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Tilkian is especially interested in electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Armenian. Dr. Tilkian's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tilkian is open to 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 works as an interventional cardiologist in Encino, CA. Dr. Aggarwal is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aggarwal is accepting 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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Kupferwasser (or staff) speaks German and Yiddish. Dr. Kupferwasser is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kupferwasser has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arash Vahdat works as an interventional cardiologist in Tarzana, CA and Van Nuys, CA. Dr. Vahdat graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes management and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Vahdat honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He welcomes 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Van Nuys, CA, Valencia, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. Dr. Das is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Das graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rubin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rubin is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Siamak Karimian is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Karimian is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending The National University of Iran for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Tae Yang is an interventional cardiologist in Fountain Valley, CA and Encino, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, 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.