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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Terence Patrick Connelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Connelly graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Connelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Hotchkiss accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hotchkiss trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Rias K.S. Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1641 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Rias Ali practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Holiday, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Dr. Ali performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Saiyad graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Saiyad completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Internal Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Martinez's specialty is interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mario Lopez is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Lopez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Mountainside Hospital. Dr. Lopez's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.