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Dr. Jose Maria Dizon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
222 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Jose Dizon specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of electrophysiological (EP) study and pacemaker. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dizon accepts. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Graduated Summa cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Dizon is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Dizon has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $750
  • Medicare Cost: $132
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Dr. Carmine Anthony Sorbera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 700
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Carmine Sorbera is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include pacemaker and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Sorbera is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sorbera completed a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Sorbera has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sorbera has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $653
  • Medicare Cost: $132
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Dr. David Albert Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
222 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. David Rubin is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and cardioversion. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Rubin attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; phi beta kappa (Brown University), alpha omega alpha (Columbia University); and fellow american college of cardiology.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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Dr. Daniel Yu-Chuan Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
222 Westchester Avenue; Suite 104
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Wang specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in New York, NY, White Plains, NY, and Suffern, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include cardioversion, syncope (fainting), and catheter ablation. He accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $750
  • Medicare Cost: $132
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Dr. John Devens Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
 

Dr. John Fisher practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Korean. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker, Cardiac Imaging

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $134
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What is Cardioversion?

Cardioversion is treatment for an irregular heartbeat, called arrhythmia. Arrhythmias happen when the delicate internal electrical system of the heart stops working correctly. For example, in atrial fibrillation the heart muscle makes short, fast, quivering movements instead of contracting. When the heart beats out of rhythm, it does not pump blood effectively, which can be dangerous. Cardioversion restores a normal heartbeat using electrical stimulation or medications.

When electrical stimulation is delivered from outside the body, the procedure is called external cardioversion. External cardioversion is performed when a person’s heart is beating so poorly that serious damage is likely to occur without intervention. It may be done as either an elective procedure or in an emergency situation. If done as an elective procedure, the patient would receive the treatment during a scheduled appointment with his or her physician. The patient is given blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots, as well as sedatives to help keep him or her comfortable. Two electrical paddles or electrode patches are applied to the chest, and sometimes also to the back. A quick electrical shock is applied, which resets the beating of the heart. It may take more than one shock. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and recovery is quick. The heart is carefully monitored for the next 24 – 48 hours to make sure it is beating correctly.

Electrical stimulation may also be delivered from inside the heart. This type of treatment is called internal cardioversion. During internal cardioversion, the shock is given via catheter, or a thin, flexible tube, that is inserted in a vein in the leg and threaded to the heart. The patient is asleep during the procedure. The electrical shock from internal cardioversion is much smaller compared to the shock from external cardioversion.

Cardioversion may also be administered in the form of medications, called anti-arrhythmics. These medications alter the flow of electricity through the heart, which can help it contract effectively. Anti-arrhythmics may be given by mouth at home or through an IV in the hospital. In both cases, the heart is carefully monitored to make sure the treatment is working.

If cardioversion is unsuccessful, an implantable device such as a pacemaker or ICD may be used. These small devices are placed under the skin of the chest, and they use a battery and small wires to keep the heart beating on time.