We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
6101 Pine Ridge Road; Suite 304
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Maurice Schneider is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the University of London. Dr. Schneider's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
399 9th Street N; Suite 300
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Larry Leslie's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
399 9th Street N; #300
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Carlo Santos-Ocampo practices interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Santos-Ocampo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
399 9th Street N; #300
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Silvio Travalia is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Naples, FL. Dr. Travalia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
680 2nd Avenue N; Suite 100
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Julian Javier sees patients in Naples, FL. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Javier a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javier takes.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
680 2nd Avenue N; Suite 304
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Adam Frank's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
399 9th Street N; #300
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Tracey Roth is an interventional cardiology specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roth is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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