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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Hollywood, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3702 Washington Street; Suite 303
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Bassel Ibrahim is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Ibrahim (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from Assiut University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibrahim takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3702 Washington Street; Suite 303
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Eric Rosen works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 605
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Pastor-Cervantes' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Pastor-Cervantes is a graduate of La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. He 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. Dr. Pastor-Cervantes speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Salah Abdel Meguid Amer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1380 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 140
North Miami Bch, FL
 

Dr. Salah Amer specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Amer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 605
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Roberts is an interventional cardiology specialist. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Roberts accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Ravikanth Chiravuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4420 Sheridan Street; Suite C
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Chiravuri is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Hollywood, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Kannada. Dr. Chiravuri is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He 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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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.