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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jabbour has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Jabbour attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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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 sees patients in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khoury's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khoury takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He 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 specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Everett, PA and Altoona, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Abrahamian attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Abrahamian is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Amit Nanavati, who practices in Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nanavati honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nanavati completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center.

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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.