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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 is a specialist in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Hao's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Hao is open to 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Hui's clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hui takes. He has an open panel. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Hui has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hui is conversant in Cantonese.

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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. Her clinical interests include heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beyer graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Beyer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Coronary Angiogram, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Brent's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brent has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Brent is professionally 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: Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Gupta 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.