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Dr. Craig Elvin Hjemdahl-Monsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Craig Hjemdahl-Monsen works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen include heart problems and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen takes. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 530 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 462 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 sees patients in Hawthorne, NY and White Plains, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Pucillo takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pucillo's residency was performed 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) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 371 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 321 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Kumar Siva Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Kumar Kalapatapu's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kalapatapu is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kalapatapu is open to new patients. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Christ Hospital. He has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors.

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

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 1054 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 927 patients (2009-2011)
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Philip Green, MD, FACC
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
180 Marble Avenue
Pleasantville, NY
 

Dr. Philip Green's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Eastchester, NY, Pleasantville, NY, and New York, NY. In Dr. Green's practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Green graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Green completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Honors and Awards; American College of Cardiology Foundation, Merck Fellowship Award; and Residency Mentorship Award. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Jae H Ro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Jae Ro practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. In his practice, Dr. Ro focuses on heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Ro is affiliated with White Plains Hospital. Dr. Ro obtained his medical school training at Seoul National University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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