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We found 6 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3rd Floor, Office of Sanders Chae Md; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $553
Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sayad is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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 attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Arabic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $998
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3003 W. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bernus attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bernus (or staff) speaks Spanish, Catalan, and French. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bengt Herweg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bengt Herweg is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Herweg's areas of expertise include ablation, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Herweg trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Heart Transplant, Cardioversion, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $557
Dr. Javier Hernando Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3003 W. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez specializes in pediatric cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. He attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gonzalez completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarti A Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.