We found 11 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near League City, TX.

Dr. Kenichi Fujise, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Kenichi Fujise's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fujise 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. He attended Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fujise is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Syed Abbas Raza Gilani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Syed Gilani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilani is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Gilani has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Vince Thuan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Umamahesh Chanarayapatna Rangasetty, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. Umamahesh Rangasetty is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending JSS Medical College, Mysore for medical school, Dr. Rangasetty completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
290 Medical Center; Building
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Ahmed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Webster, TX. Dr. Ahmed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
250 Blossom Street; Suite 130
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Rakesh Shah is an interventional cardiology specialist in Webster, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 202
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ghyath Al-Samman sees patients in Webster, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Samman is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
450 Blossom Street; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Robert Farrell is a Webster, TX physician who specializes in interventional cardiology and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Farrell studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 Blossom Street; Suite D
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Snehalkumar Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17500 Highway 3; Suite B
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Jeremiah Havins is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.