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We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
12645 New Brittany Boulevard; Building 15
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Liccini is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liccini accepts. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. David John Osbert Bailey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Bailey is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bailey attended medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Steven Longobardi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Longobardi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Rubin is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Towe practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Steven Priest is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosen is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Mehta is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1550 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hon is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hon graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hon honors.

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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.