We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3514 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Moss is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Moss attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3514 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Paul Walter specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Walter a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3514 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bradley's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Lubbock, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bradley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Jenkins is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jenkins accepts. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Juan Kurdi sees patients in Lubbock, TX. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Kurdi's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Scott Shurmur works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Suarez works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Suarez attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3514 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Zias' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zias is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zias takes. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramakrishnan Ranganath specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Lubbock, TX. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranganath accepts.

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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.