We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Granite City, IL.

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

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramadan include heart problems. He is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Christian Hospital. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramadan trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramadan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Harvey Serota is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles. Dr. Serota has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Gil Vardi's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vardi graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. His professional affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sundeep Das' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Christian Hospital. Dr. Das studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Das completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Das has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Usman Qayyum is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Qayyum is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. His training includes residency programs at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Christian Hospital. Dr. Qayyum has an open panel.

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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.
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