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We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Medicare near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Ahmed S Hashim, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
310 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 212
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Ahmed Hashim is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hashim completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Hashim's areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart failure, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hashim honors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Hashim is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Stents, Heart Failure, Atherectomy, Peripheral Angioplasty, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan M Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Gilbert is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert accepts. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3915 Oglesby Avenue; Suite 1
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McDonough practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northshore University Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McDonough has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McDonough is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Benjamin L Rojas Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
35 Tower Court
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Rojas practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas accepts. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
35 Tower Court; Suite F
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Maher Nahlawi works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Vista Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nahlawi obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Fahd Jajeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
35 Tower Court
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Fahd Jajeh specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Vista Health System. He is a graduate of International and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Jajeh is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jajeh accepts.

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Dr. Tareq Alyousef, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3915 W. Oglesby Avenue
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Tareq Alyousef is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Gurnee, IL and Chicago, IL. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Alyousef attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Alyousef is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System.

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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.