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

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

Dr. Harvey Serota's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serota include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Serota is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramadan is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vardi completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vardi's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sundeep Das is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Das's areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Das takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Biel takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Biel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Usman Qayyum's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qayyum accepts. Dr. Qayyum's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Qayyum attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital. After completing medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College, Dr. Koul performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mukerji accepts. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.