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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 works as an interventional cardiologist in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Laster completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Laster's areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Laster accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Medical Education, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Safley's specialty is interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular interventions, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Safley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Safley has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Chhatriwalla has a special interest in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chhatriwalla completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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. He has a special interest in peripheral vascular disease and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Bunte is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bunte's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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.