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

Dr. Silvio Travalia is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Travalia has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices interventional cardiology in Naples, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Adam Frank is an interventional cardiology specialist in Naples, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frank takes.

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

Dr. Tracey Roth is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Roth is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
399 9th Street N; Suite 300
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Larry Leslie sees patients in Naples, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Leslie studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Maurice Schneider practices interventional cardiology in Naples, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Carlo Santos-Ocampo's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Santos-Ocampo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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