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We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Merrillville, IN.

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Dr. Harish Ambalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Geriatrics
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Harish Shah practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and geriatrics (elderly care). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Christ Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rakesh Kansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
297 W Franciscan Lane; Suite 202
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Rakesh Kansal is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of King George Medical University and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Hussam Saleh Suradi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1500 S Lake Park Avenue; Suite 110
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Hussam Suradi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Crown Point, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and Hobart, IN. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suradi trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andre K Artis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Andre Artis' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Artis is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Artis's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 S. Lake Park Avenue; Suite 400
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Arif Khalil's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Eric Schulte is an interventional cardiology specialist in Merrillville, IN. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ernest Mirich is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Merrillville, IN. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirich accepts.

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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.