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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Sidney, OH.

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Dr. Ajay. Reddivari, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1079 Fairington Drive; Suite 100
Sidney, OH
 

Dr. Ajay Reddivari is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Reddivari highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Atrium Medical Center and Kettering Health Network. Dr. Reddivari is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Ziwar F Karabatak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1079 Fairington Drive; Suite 100
Sidney, OH
 

Dr. Ziwar Karabatak is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Karabatak focuses on heart problems. Dr. Karabatak's professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center and Kettering Health Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1079 Fairington Drive; Suite 100
Sidney, OH
 

Dr. Robert Kiefaber is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Sidney, OH, Beavercreek, OH, and Kettering, OH. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Kiefaber an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1079 Fairington Drive; Suite 100
Sidney, OH
 

Dr. Brian Schwartz sees patients in Centerville, OH, Springboro, OH, and Kettering, OH. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.