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We found 16 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Jamal Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
3650 E. South Street; #105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Jamal Hussain practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, varicose veins, and health informatics. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Khyber Medical College and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. Dr. Hussain has received professional recognition including the following: Education Director's Award; Director of Provincial Award; and Governors Award in High School, NWFP Governor. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Weight Management, Health Informatics, Obesity

Dr. Steven Todd Forman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Steven Forman practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Forman's areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and heart attack. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forman takes. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Forman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Forman's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hedayatolah Ahmadpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3650 South Street; Suite 110b
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Hed Ahmadpour is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lakewood, CA and Glendale, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmadpour attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. He speaks Persian. Dr. Ahmadpour's professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Rex Jay Winters, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
10601 Walker Street; #100
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Rex Winters' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winters include catheter ablation, pacemaker, and coronary angioplasty with stent. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Winters has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Stent Placement, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Fischer is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, sleep study, and heart attack. Dr. Fischer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Fischer attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Khiet Cao Hoang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2110 N Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Khiet Hoang is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Long Beach, CA. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and MemorialCare Medical Group. Dr. Hoang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hoang has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Dr. Arnold Hoo Seto, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Seto is a specialist in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Seto is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Seto is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Physiology

Dr. Steven John Appleby, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
10601 Walker Street; Suite 100
Cypress, CA
 

Dr. Steven Appleby is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Appleby attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Appleby has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Appleby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and MemorialCare Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3650 E South Street; Suite 404
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Konstantinos Vlachonassios is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vlachonassios graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Vlachonassios completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Vlachonassios is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
16660 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 202
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Chengalroyan Raghunathan's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Raghunathan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Raghunathan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Dr. Robert S Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include aortic valve regurgitation, stent placement (stenting), and heart attack. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. His professional affiliations include Lakewood Hospital, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Konanur V Srinatha, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
9810 Park Street
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Konanur Srinatha's specialty is interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinatha include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Srinatha takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinatha (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Bruce Edwin Vannatta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 401
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Vannatta, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vannatta attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Vannatta's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
8585 Knott Avenue; #101
Buena Park, CA
 

Dr. Jose Caceres is an interventional cardiologist in Buena Park, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of National University of Trujillo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Caceres's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Aditya Sudnagunta Prasad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2110 N Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Aditya Prasad is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Long Beach, CA. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Prasad attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Prasad is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 Katella Avenue; #125
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Watson Desa is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Desa's areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Desa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chest Pain, ... (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.