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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Novato, CA.

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Dr. Steven Chris Hao, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
101 Rowland Way; Suite 220
Novato, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hao's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Napa, CA. Dr. Hao is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Hao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Brian Lippman Strunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
75 Rowland Way; Suite 140
Novato, CA
 

Dr. Brian Strunk is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Strunk's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Strunk has received professional recognition including the following: 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joel Sklar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
75 Rowland Way; Suite 140
Novato, CA
 

Dr. Joel Sklar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Sklar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America, multiple years and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Sklar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert T Sperling, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
75 Rowland Way; Suite 140
Novato, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sperling's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sperling's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Sperling attended Duke University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Sperling speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Arun K Raghupathy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
75 Rowland Way; Suite 140
Novato, CA
 

Dr. Arun Raghupathy's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. His clinical interests encompass cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Raghupathy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Raghupathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raghupathy accepts. He has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Septal Defect, Stress Echo, Cardiac CT, Device Implantation, Peripheral ... (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.