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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Kondur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, 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. Hammam Darweesh Zmily, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 724
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Hammam Zmily works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Troy, MI, Trenton, MI, and Detroit, MI. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Zmily include heart valve disease, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Zmily is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation.

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Heart Problems, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ayad Jazrawi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Jazrawi is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jazrawi honors.

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Dr. Rajesh Ramineni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Rajesh Ramineni's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Dr. Ramineni is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at JFK Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Ramineni attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Ramineni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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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.