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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Washington, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Allen completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Washington, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Pensock is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Bryan Donohue's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Donohue honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Donohue performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Yadavendra Rajawat practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur.

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

Dr. Abena Osei-Wusu, who practices in Washington, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Osei-Wusu 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.