We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Kankakee, IL.

Dr. Benjamin L Rojas Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1710 W Court Street
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Rojas practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rojas performed his residency at St. James Hospital and Health Centers and Riverside County Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1710 W. Court Street
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Mario Massullo works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Massullo is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor is an interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Kapoor accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 N Wall Street; Suite 501
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Alaa Abdel-Meguid is a Kankakee, IL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 W Court Street; Suite 302
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Suresh Wadhwani is a Kankakee, IL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Vijay Haryani is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Vikas Patel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.