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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept SCAN Health Plan near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Gary Floyd Milechman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gary Milechman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Milechman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Milechman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Milechman has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sung Whan Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sung Choi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Choi has a special interest in heart problems and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Choi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. James Gong Chun Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 204
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Chun works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Chun focuses on cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Chun's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Arthur Sun Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
770 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Chin is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Chin's clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Cantonese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Albert P Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 204
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lee is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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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.