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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. Dr. Elgin is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elgin completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. Dr. Hope accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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

Dr. Michael Koslow practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. Dr. Koslow is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Koslow accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Wyomissing, PA, West Reading, PA, and Hamburg, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nolan takes. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Nolan trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nolan is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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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.