We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Medicare near Columbia, TN.

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Fathi Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1220 Trotwood Avenue; Suite 401
Columbia, TN
 

Dr. Fathi Ali sees patients in Lebanon, TN and Columbia, TN. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jacques Paul Heibig, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
1220 Trotwood Avenue; Suite 401
Columbia, TN
 

Dr. Jacques Heibig is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He attended medical school at Paris Descartes University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Heibig has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Maury Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Kevin Michael Maquiling, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
1220 Trotwood Avenue; Suite 401
Columbia, TN
 

Dr. Kevin Maquiling is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Maquiling include cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Maury Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Maquiling attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Maquiling trained at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Maquiling is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Amit Nilam Keswani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
1220 Trotwood Avenue; Suite 401
Columbia, TN
 

Dr. Amit Keswani's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Keswani is affiliated with Maury Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more.

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Dr. Temujin Dinaram, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1220 Trotwood Avenue; Suite 401
Columbia, TN
 

Dr. Temujin Dinaram practices interventional cardiology in Columbia, TN. Dr. Dinaram honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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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