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' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Watkins completed residency programs 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). Patients gave Dr. Watkins an average rating of 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 takes. Dr. Watkins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice 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. 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. Vamsi S Krishna, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Vamsi Krishna sees patients in Kyle, TX and Luling, TX. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: echocardiogram (echo) and endomyocardial biopsy. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Krishna is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Krishna attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Otero is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Otero attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Lewitton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of 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.