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

Dr. Niki Kantrowitz works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Her clinical interests include heart problems, electrocardiogram (EKG), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kantrowitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kantrowitz has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kantrowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Italian. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Timothy Jayasundera sees patients in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Jayasundera performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and angina. The average patient rating for Dr. Jayasundera is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jayasundera takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Jayasundera (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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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's specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Rentrop is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He graduated from Heidelberg University. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Rentrop has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rentrop (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Langone.

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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
370 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vinod Patel specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and exercise physiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Before performing his residency at Resurrection Health Care, Dr. Patel attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

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

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

Dr. John Coppola's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coppola include exercise stress test, chest pain, and heart attack. Dr. Coppola is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Coppola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Exercise Stress Test, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, 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.
    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. Stylianos Panagiotis Papadakos, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos is an interventional cardiologist in Flushing, NY, Astoria, NY, and Bayside, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Papadakos is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Papadakos's professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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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, Other
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sudhesh Srivastava is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Srivastava is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Srivastava accepts. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

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

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

Dr. Wissam Hoyek's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoyek's professional affiliations include NYU Lutheran Associates and Staten Island University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hoyek is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Hoyek completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Hoyek (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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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
530 First Avenue; Department of Cardiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sripal Vasanthkumar works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New York, NY. He studied medicine at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasanthkumar include renal artery stenosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and mitral stenosis. Dr. Vasanthkumar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vasanthkumar has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vasanthkumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, MRI, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
270 Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Hugo Rosero practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rosero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Rosero's clinical interests encompass high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), cardiomyopathy, and mitral valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Rosero is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rosero welcomes new patients.

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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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Dr. Cezar Septimiu Staniloae, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
275 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cezar Staniloae works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial septal defect, renal artery stenosis, and aortic stenosis. Dr. Staniloae is affiliated with NYU Langone. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Staniloae performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anvar Babaev works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Babaev takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tajik State Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Babaev (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Stent Placement, Heart ... (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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Dr. James N Slater, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
530 First Avenue; Hcc14
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Slater works as an interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Slater trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slater's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, angioplasty, and heart attack. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Slater honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Slater (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Problems, Aortic Valve Disease, MRI, Atrial Septal ... (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: 1.1 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 404 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: 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 356 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shapiro graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Shapiro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NYU Langone.

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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
Dr. Salman Adeel Haq, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
405 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Salman Haq is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Haq's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Haq (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Haq is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (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.
    99.2%
    (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 165 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: 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 163 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Frank Cecchin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
196 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Cecchin is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Cecchin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cecchin include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Fink Children's Ambulatory Care Center. He studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cecchin accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac catheterization

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