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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 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. Dr. Connelly studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Connelly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. David Hotchkiss specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Saiyad's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saiyad graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Saiyad trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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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 works as an interventional cardiologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Martinez attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with 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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Mountainside Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with 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.