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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. George Jabbour, who practices in Huntingdon, PA and Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Jabbour attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Ziad Khoury, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ziad Khoury is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Khoury average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Khoury attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Saurin Ramabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Saurin Patel works as an interventional cardiologist in Everett, PA and Altoona, PA. Dr. Patel honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Roy Elie Abrahamian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard; 1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Roy Abrahamian's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrahamian takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Abrahamian attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1321 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Amit Nanavati is an interventional cardiologist in Altoona, PA. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nanavati is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.