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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Serota is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Ramadan focuses on heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadan accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Ramadan performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Vardi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. Dr. Vardi's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vardi takes. Dr. Vardi is open to 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 an interventional cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Das 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. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Dr. Das 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biel accepts. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Koul is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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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. Dr. Qayyum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Qayyum is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mukerji is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Her professional 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.
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