We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Aetna Open Access near Southfield, MI.

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Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elder include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Garden City Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Elder has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Hassan M Ismail, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Hassan Ismail is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Flint, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Ismail's areas of clinical interest consist of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), carotid artery stenting, and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ismail is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and McLaren Health Care.

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

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE), Dr. Kaki performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and Erlanger Health System. Dr. Kaki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mohamad's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohamad include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Mohamad has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Garden City Hospital.

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