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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elder include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Elder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder speaks Arabic. He is 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. H. Ismail's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Flint, MI, Detroit, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Ismail's areas of clinical interest consist of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery stenting. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Carotid Artery Stenting, Heart Problems, 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Detroit, MI, Warren, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaki include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. Dr. Kaki attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaki accepts.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Mohamad's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Mohamad has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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.