We found 5 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Roseville, MI.
Dr. Ashish Gangasani is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gangasani's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gangasani attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Gangasani (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.
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). Dr. Hassan (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassan include ankle brachial index (ABI), heart problems, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Hassan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Guduguntla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Guduguntla's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and ankle brachial index (ABI). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Guduguntla completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity.
Dr. Srihari Ravi works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Ravi's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, orthostatic hypotension, and myocarditis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Ravi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Dr. Luay Sayed is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayed include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sayed speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.
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.