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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Granite City, IL.

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Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Harvey Serota is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Serota's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Ramadan is affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ramadan attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati for residency.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Gil Moshe Vardi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Gil Vardi is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Vardi graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Dr. Vardi welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sundeep Das, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Sundeep Das practices interventional cardiology. Dr. Das has a special interest in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Usman Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Usman Qayyum's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Qayyum attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Qayyum's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Lim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3660 Vista
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Lim is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University 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.