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

Dr. Jigar Patel works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include general care and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in 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. Manish Kumar Wadhwa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
501 Washington Street; Suite 512
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Manish Wadhwa's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wadhwa has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Wadhwa is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Jeffrey Kent Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1901 Fourth Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego's residency program. Dr. Williams's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $568
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Mark Wei Huang, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
350 K Street; Unit 303
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Huang is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Huang performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Huang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jerrold Glassman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerrold Glassman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Glassman include heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glassman takes. Dr. Glassman is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Sharf focuses on heart problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sharf's residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brett Berman, who practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting 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. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green's specialty is adult cardiology. She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Birgersdotter-Green is a graduate of Karolinska Institute. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.