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We found 44 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Kenichi Fujise, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenichi Fujise is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Fujise is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fujise is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Guilherme Vianna Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guilherme Silva is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stents. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. After attending Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stents, Cardiac Catheterization, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. Dr. Mehta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Mehta is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mohsin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohsin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Mohsin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsin takes. Dr. Mohsin is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Mohsin trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Crawford; Suite 925
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Strickland is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sartori studied medicine at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema Latha Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Medical Center of Lewisville. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Gonzalez's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Sound Shore Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Stents, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricky Paul Ganim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ganim's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Ganim studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Healthcare Professional of the Year Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Ganim's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Balakrishnan trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
7400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird, who practices in Dallas, TX, Arlington, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Laird's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Laird takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Satheesha Satheesha Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1605
Houston, TX
 

Dr. S. Kumar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Kumar attended Mysore Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Neil E Strickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neil Strickman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Strickman's clinical interests: peripheral vascular interventions and peripheral vascular disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickman accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Strickman is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Disease, Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maher M Nasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maher Nasser is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Nasser a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nasser accepts. Dr. Nasser welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart ... (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.