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

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

Dr. Christopher Allen, who practices in Washington, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Howard University Hospital.

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

Dr. John Pensock is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pensock is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Pensock is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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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 rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donohue accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Donohue is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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

Dr. Yadavendra Rajawat works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Washington, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Rajawat is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Abena Osei-Wusu works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Osei-Wusu honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from 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.
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