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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Coventry Silver near Lakeland, FL.

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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's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, G.B. Pant Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Zephyrhills, FL, Lakeland, FL, and Dade City, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. 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. Khamare's professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Dr. Sami Kamal Baddoura, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sami Baddoura is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lakeland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baddoura accepts. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Dr. Avinash Khanna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Khanna works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Khanna attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khanna takes. He is 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.