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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Washington, PA.

Dr. Christopher Carl Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
50 Berry Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Allen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Allen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. John F Pensock, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50 Berry Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. John Pensock practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pensock is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pensock graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pensock completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital.

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Dr. Bryan Curry Donohue, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50 Berry Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Donohue works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Donohue graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50 Berry Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Yadavendra Rajawat's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajawat honors. He graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50 Berry Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Abena Osei-Wusu specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Osei-Wusu accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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.