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We found 7 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Davidson has indicated that his clinical interests include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Davidson attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davidson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Benzuly include angioplasty, heart stent placement, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Benzuly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Benzuly has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart valve disease and coronary artery disease. Dr. Sweis is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

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

Dr. Tim Provias' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Provias attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. 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: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Ricciardi focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral valve repair. Dr. Ricciardi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schimmel include peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart valve disease, and pulmonary embolism. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schimmel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His professional 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, Vascular Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Lung Problems, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankur Sethi is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Oak Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, he performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethi's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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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.