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 attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Jabbour (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Khoury's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury speaks Arabic. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Patel accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He 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, who practices in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Abrahamian attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nanavati is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nanavati is professionally 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.
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