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

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

Dr. Saurin Patel, who practices in Everett, PA and Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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

Dr. George Jabbour is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Huntingdon, PA and Altoona, PA. Dr. Jabbour (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Jabbour is affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial. He attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Jabbour is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Khoury average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrahamian honors. Dr. Abrahamian attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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

Dr. Amit Nanavati is an interventional cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nanavati trained at Boston Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nanavati accepts.

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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.
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