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

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

Dr. Mahir Elder works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Flint, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. In his practice, Dr. Ismail focuses on intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), carotid artery stenting, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Ismail takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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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 an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kaki's clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His training includes residency programs at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kaki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohamad include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Mohamad is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mohamad has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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.