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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Hawthorne, NY.

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Dr. Craig Elvin Hjemdahl-Monsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Craig Hjemdahl-Monsen, who practices in Hawthorne, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen's areas of expertise include heart problems and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen honors. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • Based on 530 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
  • Based on 462 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Kumar Siva Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Kumar Kalapatapu is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed his residency at Christ Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kalapatapu is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Kalapatapu's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Stents, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 1054 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 927 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Anthony L Pucillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Pucillo works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and carotid artery disease. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pucillo takes. Dr. Pucillo obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Pucillo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Angioplasty, Carotid Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • Based on 371 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • Based on 321 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Jae H Ro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Jae Ro is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Ro is especially interested in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and angiogram (angiography). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ro is open to new patients. He attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Angiogram, 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.