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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Dearborn, MI, Taylor, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Kondur is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kondur trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Kondur (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Ayad Jazrawi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Jazrawi is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramineni honors. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at JFK Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Ramineni (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. Dr. Ramineni is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Hammam Zmily is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Troy, MI, Trenton, MI, and Detroit, MI. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Zmily accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Zmily speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Stenting

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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.