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We found 3 interventional cardiologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Huntington, NY.

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Dr. Brian Craig Strizik, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13 Central Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Brian Strizik, who practices in Syosset, NY and Huntington, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strizik studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Strizik speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 415 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
  • Based on 343 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Daniel Eric Wachsman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Wachsman is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Woodbury, NY. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Wachsman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wachsman honors. Dr. Wachsman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Wachsman is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence Y Ong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Park Avenue; Hh - Department of Cardiology
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Ong, who practices in Manhasset, NY and Huntington, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ong is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ong (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and German. Dr. Ong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 670 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • Based on 584 patients (2009-2011)
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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.