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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Coventry Silver near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Chetan Khamare, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1417 Lakeland Hills Boulevard; Suite 104
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Khamare is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Khamare honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Khamare (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Dr. Sunil Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1417 Lakeland Hills Boulevard; Suite 104
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gupta's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gupta has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, G.B. Pant Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sami Baddoura is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baddoura takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3647 Innovation Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Lall is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lakeland, FL. 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. He attended the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Dr. Lall is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Khanna works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After completing medical school at Grant Medical College, Dr. Khanna performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.