We found 10 interventional cardiologists who accept Health Net near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Hassan Al-Kafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 320
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Kafri's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kafri include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Kafri's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kafri attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kafri is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Inferior Vena ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryant H Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 304
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Nguyen sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Dr. Nguyen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, MRI, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Tilt Table Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suhail Hanna Zavaro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
300 S Pierce Street; Suite 102
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Suhail Zavaro practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Zavaro's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zavaro accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zavaro welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Tilt Table Test, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nassir A Azimi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 3-455
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nassir Azimi specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Azimi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He speaks Persian. Dr. Azimi is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald K Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 3-455
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldberg practices interventional cardiology in La Mesa, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Dr. Goldberg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Goldberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Stress Test, Pacemaker Implantation, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Dimitri Atanasov Sherev, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 304
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Dimitri Sherev's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Sherev attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherev include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Inferior Vena Cava Filter ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Bernard Rapeport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive, Grossmont Medical Clinic; Suite 401
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Rapeport's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Rapeport's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rapeport is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Afrikaans.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas R Young, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 112
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Young is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Young's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Stress Test, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Zamudio is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Zamudio is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5358 Jackson Drive; Suite 1
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Michalski is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Michalski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University 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.