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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept PacifiCare POS near Lafayette, CA.

Dr. Vindhya Hindnavis, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
3687 Mt Diablo Boulevard; Suite 200
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Vindhya Hindnavis' specialty is interventional cardiology. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Hindnavis's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hindnavis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 a specialist in interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wulff include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wulff is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Wulff's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Dr. White graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has a special interest in heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. White takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Stephens (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Stephens is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Greene studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Greene has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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.