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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at Christ Hospital. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Munster, IN, Merrillville, IN, and Broadway Merrillville, IN. Dr. Artis is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Artis is accepting 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Kansal obtained his medical school training at King George Medical University and performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Crown Point, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and Hobart, IN. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suradi honors. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Eric Schulte practices interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulte average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schulte honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 in Hobart, IN and Schererville, IN. Dr. Khalil is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ernest Mirich is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Merrillville, IN. Dr. Mirich is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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.