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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; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Craig Hjemdahl-Monsen is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His clinical interests include heart problems and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hjemdahl-Monsen has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html and One of America's Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes 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; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Kumar Kalapatapu's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Hawthorne, NY and Bronxville, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalapatapu include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kalapatapu trained at Christ Hospital. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html and One of America's Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kalapatapu is open to new patients.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Hawthorne, NY and White Plains, NY. He has a special interest in heart problems, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Pucillo accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Pucillo attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Pucillo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular 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; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Jae Ro is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He speaks Korean. His clinical interests encompass heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Ro is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Ro's residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.