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We found 13 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Gainesville, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Steven Roark's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roark honors. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Burton Silverstein is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Silverstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Omeara works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omeara accepts. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Dr. Christopher Patrick Caputo, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Caputo's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Caputo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jay Koons specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Gainesville, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koons attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Tulli's specialty is interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kerensky's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerensky accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Matheen Khuddus specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khuddus graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Imperi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Imperi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Lee is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Wessel, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wessel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Vanroy is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ilie Barb is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Gainesville, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.