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We found 26 interventional cardiologists who accept Medicare near Palos Park, IL.

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Dr. James Paul Sur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. James Sur is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sur completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sur is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ali H Kutom, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ali Kutom is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kutom graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Kutom (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Disease, Heart Problems

Dr. Nouri Al Khaled, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11800 Southwest Highway
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nouri Al-Khaled practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Oak Lawn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Al-Khaled's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al-Khaled completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Dr. Jaafer Ahmed Golzar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
10837 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jaafer Golzar is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Golzar attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ponnanbalam S Sundram, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6701 W 159th Street; #140
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Ponnambalam Sundram is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sundram (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Sundram's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Sundram is in-network for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Ramana, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Ramana's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramana completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ramana takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ramana is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert Craig Prentice, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S. 104th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Prentice specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prentice takes. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Prentice attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Prentice has an open panel.

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Dr. Bassam Habbal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11800 Southwest Highway
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Bassam Habbal's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago Heights, IL. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Habbal's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Roy Charles Bliley III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Roy Bliley is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Bliley attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. George Fekri Aziz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 South 104th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. George Aziz sees patients in Blue Island, IL, Palos Park, IL, and Joliet, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Aziz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Ashraf H Abourahma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Sleep Medicine
5702 W 95th Street; Suite B
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ashraf Abourahma is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and sleep medicine specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Abourahma's medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Abourahma is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Dr. Robert A Iaffaldano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Iaffaldano specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Iaffaldano's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Iaffaldano accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Paul R Silverman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
12400 South Harlem Avenue; Suite 10
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Paul Silverman specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Palos Heights, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverman include coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Silverman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Silverman is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Silverman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Joseph Frank Stella, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Stella specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Stella performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is especially interested in cardiac catheterization. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stella honors. Dr. Stella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Dominick J Stella, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Dominick Stella's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: spider veins, varicose veins, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Stella's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stella's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Chadi Nouneh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5151 W 95th Street; 2nd Floor
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Chadi Nouneh's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nouneh's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Nouneh speaks Arabic.

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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.