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We found 7 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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Serota's areas of expertise include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Gil Vardi's specialty is interventional cardiology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nizar A Assi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nizar Assi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Assi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Assi's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadan accepts. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Ramadan attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Sundeep Das is an interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Das takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Qayyum studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His residency was performed at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Lim attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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.