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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Kyle, TX.

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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained 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) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Watkins is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Kyle, TX, Austin, TX, and Luling, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests encompass peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mehta performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. He has an open panel.

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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 specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Krishna attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo) and endomyocardial biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Krishna is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. Dr. Otero is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Otero 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lewitton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. 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.