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Dr. Timothy Gihan Jayasundera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Jayasundera is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and angina. Dr. Jayasundera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jayasundera attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Jayasundera (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart stent placement, cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, High Cholesterol, ... (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.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.3 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 308 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.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 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 308 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
920 Broadway; Suite 600
New York, NY
 

Dr. Klaus Rentrop works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Bronx, NY. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Rentrop attended Heidelberg University for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rentrop (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Rentrop is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $346

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
339 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Niki Kantrowitz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Kantrowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Italian. Dr. Kantrowitz is especially interested in heart problems, electrocardiogram (EKG), and cardiac catheterization. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kantrowitz completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, 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.
    98.8%
    (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 277 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.
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 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 202 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Frank Cecchin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
196 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Cecchin works as a pediatric cardiologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cecchin attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cecchin include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cecchin honors. Dr. Cecchin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
275 Seventh Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Coppola works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New York, NY. Dr. Coppola graduated from New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: exercise stress test, heart valve disease, and chest pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Coppola (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Coppola's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Exercise Stress Test, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular 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.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 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 130 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.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 120 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Jeffrey Todd Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shapiro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,403 - $1,485
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $308 - $673

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos' specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Papadakos performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, ... (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.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 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 757 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.
    99.2%
    (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 710 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Hugo Rosero specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Rosero's clinical interests encompass high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), cardiomyopathy, and mitral valve disease. He honors Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rosero (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, High Cholesterol

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.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 413 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.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 373 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vinod Patel sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include mitral valve prolapse, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and exercise physiology. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Resurrection Health Care. Dr. Patel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Atrial Fibrillation, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anvar Abdunaimovich Babaev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anvar Babaev is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in New York, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Babaev attended medical school at Tajik State Medical University. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Babaev has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Babaev (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Stent Placement, ... (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.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 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 562 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.
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 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 543 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sudhesh Srivastava is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Srivastava has a special interest in heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and cardiac catheterization. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Srivastava trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaman Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31st Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Kaman Ng is a cardiologist. Patients gave Dr. Ng an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include exercise stress test, pacemaker implantation, and heart attack. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ng (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Ng is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Wissam Hoyek works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Hoyek's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hoyek (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Hoyek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 579 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.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 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 514 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
139 Centre Street; Suite 307
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Liou practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, exercise stress test, and atherosclerosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liou honors. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Liou performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Liou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liou is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Atherosclerosis, ... (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: 0.5 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 248 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.
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 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 247 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Michael J Attubato, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
550 1st Avenue, Cardiac Catheterization Associates; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Attubato is a New York, NY physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and angioplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Attubato accepts. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Attubato (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Stent, Kidney Problems, Aortic ... (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.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 1204 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 1141 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Melissa Anne Busovsky-McNeal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Busovsky-McNeal is a pediatric cardiologist in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Busovsky-McNeal's clinical interests: atrial septal defect, heart failure, and kawasaki disease. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure done to check on the health of the heart. A tiny, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel through a very small opening, usually in the groin, and threaded through the blood vessel up to the heart. Once the catheter is in place, it can diagnose problems in the heart and perform certain corrective procedures.

A coronary catheter can be used to:
  • Take blood samples
  • Inject dye for an angiogram
  • Check for valve defects
  • Measure oxygen and pressure levels within the heart chambers
  • Take a biopsy
  • Perform a percutaneous coronary intervention, or procedure to clear blocked arteries
  • Widen narrowed valve openings

Because all of this can be accomplished without the need for open surgery, cardiac catheterization has become a popular option.
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