We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near College Station, TX.

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

Dr. Bao Le is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in College Station, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le takes. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. His distinctions include: Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Curtis C 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Stauffer attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Stauffer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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 cardiologist in Temple, TX and College Station, TX. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. Dr. Berrio honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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)

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

Dr. Rocky Bilhartz practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bilhartz graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Bryan, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Gray attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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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