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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Beaumont, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
740 Hospital Drive; Suite 260
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Margolis practices adult critical care, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Dr. Dominique Josee Beaudry, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3560 Delaware Street; Suite 601
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Dominique Beaudry's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Beaudry trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3345 Plaza 10 Drive; E
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Michael Smith is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
740 Hospital Drive; Suite 260
Beaumont, TX
 

Dr. Chima Nwaukwa's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.