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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Lakeland, FL, and Dade City, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Khamare attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Khamare takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Khamare (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Khamare's professional affiliations include 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gupta average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gupta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, G.B. Pant Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Gupta has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baddoura obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3647 Innovation Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Lall's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Lall accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark.

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

Dr. Avinash Khanna's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Khanna attended Grant Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.
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