We found 8 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Health Net PPO near San Diego, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 Prospect Place; 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jigar Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,057
  • Medicare Cost: $492
Dr. Jeffrey Kent Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1901 Fourth Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams' area of specialization is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Williams attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $568
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Manish Kumar Wadhwa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
501 Washington Street; Suite 512
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Manish Wadhwa works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Wadhwa graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wadhwa accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,829
  • Medicare Cost: $492
Dr. Mark Wei Huang, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
350 K Street; Unit 303
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Huang sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Huang attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Resection, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
321 E Street; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brett Berman specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Berman's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Berman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,129
  • Medicare Cost: $516
Dr. Jerrold Glassman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerrold Glassman is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Diego, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glassman include heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glassman studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Glassman trained at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,168
  • Medicare Cost: $502
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 205
National City, CA
 

Dr. Albert Sharf is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharf include heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharf is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharf takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sharf attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $1,113
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $512
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green is an adult cardiology specialist. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Birgersdotter-Green attended medical school at Karolinska Institute. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,107 - $2,414
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $499

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.