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We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Imran Nazir Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Imran Ahmad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Ahmad takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Charles Davidson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Davidson's practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, angioplasty, and balloon valvuloplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Davidson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Congenital Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Howard Benzuly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Keith Benzuly is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Benzuly graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart stent placement, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Benzuly's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Stents, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Ricciardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Ricciardi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Ricciardi's clinical interests encompass transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral valve repair. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Ricciardi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Dr. Ranya Nabil Sweis, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ranya Sweis is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Sweis's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease and coronary artery disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Sweis attended Duke University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Allen Sawyer Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
676 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Allen Anderson is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant and heart failure. Dr. Anderson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anderson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
675 N St Clair Street; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Provias takes. Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Provias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nauman Mushtaq, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nauman Mushtaq is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Geneva, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Mushtaq is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Mushtaq trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mushtaq is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Vascular Disease, Angioplasty

Dr. Daniel Richard Schimmel Jr., MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Schimmel works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schimmel accepts. He is accepting new patients. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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.