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

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

Dr. Kenichi Fujise is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Fujise is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Fujise is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilani takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gilani 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Umamahesh Rangasetty's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rangasetty graduated from JSS Medical College, Mysore and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen accepts 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: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rakesh Shah is a Webster, TX physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Ahmed Ahmed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmed is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ghyath Samman practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Samman studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samman takes.

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

Dr. Robert Farrell sees patients in Webster, TX. His medical specialties are interventional cardiology and vascular & interventional radiology. Patients gave Dr. Farrell an average rating of 2.5 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. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Snehalkumar Patel is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Webster, TX. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Jeremiah Havins' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Havins takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and 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.
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