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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Pomona, CA.

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Dr. Jayapal Aragonda Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 202
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Jayapal Reddy is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Pomona, CA and Chino Hills, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Muthusamy Muthiah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 202
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Muthusamy Muthiah is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He graduated from Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muthiah honors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Tom Y Moy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 202
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Tom Moy works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Moy's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nitanth Reddy Vangala, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1866 N. Orange Grove; Suite 202
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Nitanth Vangala is an interventional cardiologist in Pomona, CA. Dr. Vangala graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.