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We found 10 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Franklin Fleischhauer practices interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fleischhauer accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1921 Waldemere Street; #301
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Yturralde is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Pensacola, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Yturralde is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Safwan Jaalouk is an interventional cardiology specialist in Pensacola, FL. 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. Dr. Jaalouk is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Rogers' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Pensacola, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rogers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rogers honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Saurabh Sanon's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Nagpur. Dr. Sanon is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. George Aycock's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aycock studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Luther Carter works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Carter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2011 Whaley Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Doty is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Doty is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Pickens' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Pickens is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Rohit Amin works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.