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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept PacifiCare POS near Lafayette, CA.

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Dr. Christopher Warwick Wulff, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Wulff is an interventional cardiologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Wulff completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wulff's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Neal William White Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Neal White is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. White's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Duane Debrito Stephens, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3466 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite C 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Duane Stephens works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Stephens studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stephens trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephens (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Stephens has an open panel.

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Dr. Robert Mason Greene, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3466 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite C 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Robert Greene sees patients in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Greene takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Greene attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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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.