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We found 3 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Tampa, FL.

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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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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. 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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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. 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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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.