We found 5 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Roseville, MI.
Dr. Ashish Gangasani is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Gangasani attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gangasani takes. Dr. Gangasani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.
Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 49
- Uninsured Cost: $916 - $1,042
- Medicare Cost: $388 - $508
Dr. Sohail Hassan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Roseville, MI, Garden City, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His clinical interests include ankle brachial index (ABI), heart problems, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Hassan is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Hassan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.
Clinical Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Venous Doppler Study, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Ankle ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 67
- Uninsured Cost: $750 - $1,000
- Medicare Cost: $515 - $562
Dr. Vamshidhar Guduguntla is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Roseville, MI and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and ankle brachial index (ABI). Dr. Guduguntla honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Guduguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Dr. Srihari Ravi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, orthostatic hypotension, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Ravi is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Ravi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.
Dr. Luay Sayed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sayed's training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. He speaks Arabic.
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 36
- Uninsured Cost: $840
- Medicare Cost: $587
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A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.
The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.
The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.
In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.