We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Minneapolis, MN.

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Dr. Charles Michael Baker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Ave. So.; #500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Charles Baker's specialties are pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baker accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Updesh Singh Bedi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2220 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Updesh Bedi works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Saint Paul, MN, Minneapolis, MN, and North Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Bedi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bedi is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marit Elise Thorsgard Spaeth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2831 N Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN
 

Dr. Marit Thorsgard works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. She is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners North Suburban Family Physicians - Roseville, Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. Dr. Thorsgard honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Thorsgard's distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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Dr. Johannes Brechtken, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
640 Jackson Street; Ms 11102m
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Johannes Brechtken is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brechtken speaks German. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Marko Vezmar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Avenue S; Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Marko Vezmar is a pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Duluth, MN, Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vezmar completed residency programs at The Hospital for Sick Children and Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building, and Regions Hospital.

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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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