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Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Laster's areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Dr. David Mitchim Safley, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. David Safley practices interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular interventions, and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Safley attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Safley's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Adnan K Chhatriwalla, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Adnan Chhatriwalla specializes in interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chhatriwalla include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Chhatriwalla attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Chhatriwalla honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Matthew Clare Bunte, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bunte is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Bunte is especially interested in peripheral vascular disease and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

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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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