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 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sayad accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3003 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; 3rd Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus' specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Bernus is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. 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. 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 vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Alkire has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alkire include esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He honors 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 Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Alkire attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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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. 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes 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. Bengt Herweg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bengt Herweg's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Herweg include ablation, heart transplant, and heart valve disease. Dr. Herweg is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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 welcomes new patients. He completed his residency training 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

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 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 3rd Floor Mab
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is 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, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aarti Patel practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel obtained her medical school training at Florida State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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