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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Kyle, TX.

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Dr. Michael George Watkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Michael Watkins sees patients in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Wimberley, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston 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 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave Dr. Watkins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Kyle, TX, Austin, TX, and Luling, TX. His clinical interests include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Vamsi S Krishna, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Vamsi Krishna's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishna include echocardiogram (echo) and endomyocardial biopsy. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Krishna studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Krishna accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valvuloplasty, Aortic Valvuloplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Stents, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Javier Otero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
135 Bunton Creek Road; Suite 102
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Otero works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Otero accepts. He graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Otero completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Steve Lewitton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
135 Bunton Creek Road; Suite 300
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Steve Lewitton works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lewitton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lewitton 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.