We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept CIGNA PPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Steven Chris Hao, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2100 Webster Street; #110
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Steven Hao practices interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Napa, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hao trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hao has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Peter Y.M. Hui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hui specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hui accepts. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hui attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Hui is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna T Beyer, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anna Beyer is an interventional cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Beyer is conversant in Russian. She is especially interested in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Beyer attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Bruce N Brent, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Brent is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brent include cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Brent is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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.