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We found 13 interventional cardiologists who accept Aetna near Allen Park, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Patient ratings for Dr. Elder average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samer Salka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
20200 Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Samer Salka is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Dr. Salka attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Salka is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Endovascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2881 Monroe Street; Suite 100
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Abedelrahim Ismail Asfour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. The average patient rating for Dr. Asfour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Asfour is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2881 Monroe; Suite 1
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. George Nahhas practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nahhas graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nahhas completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of spider veins and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Nahhas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nahhas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Ultrasound

Dr. Hassan M Ismail, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Hassan Ismail is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Ismail is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Carotid Artery Stenting, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5600 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Sattar accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Mohamed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Kaki is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and residency at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cardiomyopathy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18100 Oakwood Boulevard, Suite 205; Oakwood Dearborn Medical Park
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mohamad Kabbani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among Dr. Kabbani's clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Kabbani is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Botsford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Mohamad's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamad's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashok Kumar Kondur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1360 Porter Street; Suite 100
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Ashok Kondur's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Kondur (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Omar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5600 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ali's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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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.