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Dr. Eric Jay Rashba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3001 Expressway Drive N
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Eric Rashba specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in permanent pacemaker implantation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker. Dr. Rashba honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rashba attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rashba (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $521 - $572
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Dr. Saverio Joseph Barbera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3001 North Expressway Drive
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Saverio Barbera is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Stony Brook, NY, Huntington, NY, and Islandia, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Southside Hospital. Dr. Barbera is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barbera is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $513 - $575
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Dr. Paul C Maccaro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Paul Maccaro is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maccaro accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Maccaro (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,022 - $1,513
  • Medicare Cost: $402 - $603
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Dr. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
48 Route 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga, who practices in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and Wading River, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Verga studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. Dr. Verga is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Heart Problems, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,432
  • Medicare Cost: $574
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Dr. Roger Fan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Roger Fan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include permanent pacemaker implantation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Fan is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fan has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $577
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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.