We found 8 interventional cardiologists who accept HealthLink Open Access near Bridgeton, MO.

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Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 503
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Harvey Serota works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Serota is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 503
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Ramadan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Gil Moshe Vardi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 503
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Gil Vardi's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sundeep Das, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 503
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Sundeep Das is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Das is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Stanley I Biel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
12255 Depaul Drive; Suite 600
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Biel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Biel obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Biel's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Usman Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 503
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Usman Qayyum practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Qayyum is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Deepak Koul, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1225 Graham Road; Building C, Suite 2310
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Deepak Koul is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Koul attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. Dr. Koul accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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Dr. Rita Mukerji, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1225 Graham Road; Ste C-2310
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Rita Mukerji practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mukerji's education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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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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