We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Silver Compass HSA 2000 near Cape May Court House, NJ.

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Dr. William Henry Matthai Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2 Stone Harbor Boulevard; Cape May Court
House, NJ
 

Dr. William Matthai's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of consultative cardiology and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Matthai's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Matthai's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Alan S Moak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Stone Harbor Boulevard; Cape May Court
House, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Moak's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moak include renal angioplasty, stent placement (stenting), and iliac artery angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Duke University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Moak has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2 Stone Harbor Boulevard; Cape May Court
House, NJ
 

Dr. Gene Chang is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is especially interested in heart attack. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chang include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Attack

Dr. Robert Hsin-Fan Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Stone Harbor Boulevard; Cape May Court
House, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Li is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: consultative cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Li's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary ... (Read more)

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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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