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We found 8 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Longwood, FL.

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1319 S. International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja works as an adult cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahuja at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob specializes in interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
755 Rinehart Road; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Garcia attended Central University of Ecuador for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Ahmar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Ahmar is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
251 Maitland Avenue; Suite 116
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Sambit Mondal is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mondal attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Mondal (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Mondal is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $487 - $557
  • Medicare Cost: $445 - $487
Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 N. Palmetto Street
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Agamasu is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agamasu honors 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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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Orlando Diaz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Diaz is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Lake Mary, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Diaz average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Diaz studied medicine at Industrial University of Santander School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Diaz completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiological Study, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $976 - $1,114
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $517
Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. David is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.