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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Medicare near Columbia, TN.

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

Dr. Jacques Heibig's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Heibig is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Heibig accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis. He is a graduate of Paris Descartes University Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Maury Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Fathi Ali sees patients in Columbia, TN and Lebanon, TN. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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). He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Maquiling's professional affiliations include Maury Regional Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Maquiling average 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maquiling honors.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He works in Nashville, TN and Columbia, TN. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Keswani accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. His professional affiliations include Maury Regional Medical Center and 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.