We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Roy Charles Bliley III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Roy Bliley practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Mokena, IL and Palos Park, IL. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bliley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bliley is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 240
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Muawia Martini is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martini takes.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 240
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Sankari is a critical care specialist, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Sankari honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A Suite 240
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Colin Sumida specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.