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

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Kansal attended medical school at King George Medical University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kansal's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Suradi is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Suradi's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Harish Shah works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and geriatrician in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Shah takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Christ Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Andre Artis is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Munster, IN, Merrillville, IN, and Broadway Merrillville, IN. He is affiliated with Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Artis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Artis is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency.

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

Dr. Arif Khalil is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Eric Schulte's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ernest Mirich works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Merrillville, IN. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Mirich an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.