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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Hamburg, PA.

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Dr. Eric Eneas Elgin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Eric Elgin works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elgin studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Earl Joseph Hope, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Earl Hope practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hope attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Matthew Michael Nolan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Nolan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Wyomissing, PA, West Reading, PA, and Hamburg, PA. Dr. Nolan is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Nolan attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Michael Koslow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Michael Koslow is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Koslow completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patient ratings for Dr. Koslow average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.