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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Charles Davidson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Davidson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davidson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Benzuly's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart stent placement, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Benzuly's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Benzuly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ranya Sweis works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Sweis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease and coronary artery disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweis's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mark Ricciardi is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ricciardi include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral valve repair. Dr. Ricciardi is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ricciardi trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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

Dr. Tim Provias works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Schimmel graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart valve disease, and pulmonary embolism. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Lung Problems, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

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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.