We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Somers Point, NJ.

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Dr. William Henry Matthai Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
A Facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Shore Medical Center; One East New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ
 

Dr. William Matthai works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matthai include consultative cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Matthai's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Alan S Moak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
A Facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Shore Medical Center; One East New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Moak's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, stent placement (stenting), and iliac artery angioplasty. Dr. Moak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Duke University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Moak's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
A Facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Shore Medical Center; One East New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ
 

Dr. Gene Chang is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include heart attack. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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. Dr. Chang speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic 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
A Facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Shore Medical Center; One East New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Li works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include consultative cardiology, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Li accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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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