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We found 88 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 19-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Tannous has an open panel. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tannous performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, endocarditis, heart valve disease, heart block, bacterial endocarditis, aortic stenosis, heart attack, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), coronary artery disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Victor Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Bilfinger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Zeev Chernilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology Division; Hsc - T-16 R-080 Suny
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chernilas is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chernilas welcomes new patients. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chernilas completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe is a heart surgeon. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. She obtained her medical school training at Oxford University Medical School and performed her residency at Royal Brompton Hospital. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chikwe honors. She has received distinctions including Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, tricuspid stenosis, endocarditis, heart valve disease, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil John Mani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
T-16-080 Suny Health Sciences Center; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anil Mani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Mani's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and heart failure. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Mani's training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Mani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in East Setauket, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Rocky Point, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Allison Joan McLarty, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Allison McLarty's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McLarty graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. McLarty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Greek. Her professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite #23
Port Jefferson Sta, NY
 

Dr. Michael Rosenband's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Smithtown, NY, Point Jeff Station, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. These areas are among Dr. Rosenband's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), coronary angiogram, and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Rosenband (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Cordry Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. James Nielsen sees patients in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nielsen include MRI angiogram (MRA), fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Nielsen speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, MRI, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brian Stewart Geller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite 23
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Brian Geller specializes in adult cardiology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Geller's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Geller honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. John P Dervan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
220 Belle Mead Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Dervan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dervan's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Faulkner Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dervan has received include Dr. Dervan graduated cum laude from Boston College; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; and Diplomate, Interventional Cardiology.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Brett Weinstein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Weinstein is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Weinstein attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jyoti P. Prakash Ganguly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite 23
Port Jeff Station, NY
 

Dr. Jyoti Ganguly sees patients in Smithtown, NY and Port Jeff Station, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ganguly include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Ganguly's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Ganguly attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Ganguly (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. Dr. Verga is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Heart Problems, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher Michael Cesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Cesa is an adult cardiology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Cesa include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Cesa's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.