We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Choice near Lubbock, TX.

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

Dr. Scott Shurmur is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shurmur accepts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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

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

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Juan Kurdi's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Kurdi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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 Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bradley works as an interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bradley accepts.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4515 Marsha Sharp Freeway
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Wischmeyer works as an interventional cardiologist. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramakrishnan Ranganath is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Ranganath honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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