We found 7 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad practices adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Sayad 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. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sayad attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
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). He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chae is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $553
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 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. She obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed her residency 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. Dr. Bernus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire is a specialist in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Alkire is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alkire accepts. Dr. Alkire has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ablation, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herweg honors. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Herweg is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,490 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. These areas are among Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's 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 Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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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.

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