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We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near College Station, TX.

Dr. Bao Hoai Le, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Bao Le's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in College Station, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Le has received distinctions including Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Pacemaker, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Clarence Stauffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 Scott & White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Curtis Stauffer practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stauffer obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. Dr. Stauffer is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Attack, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1721 Birmingham Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Rocky Bilhartz is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in College Station, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Bilhartz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2700 E 29th Street; Suite 220
Bryan, TX
 

Dr. William Gray is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gray takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
1721 Birmingham Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Lane Miller is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Gadiel A Berrio, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Gadiel Berrio is an interventional cardiology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. Dr. Berrio is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.