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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Lufkin, TX.

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
205 Gene Samford Drive
Lufkin, TX

Dr. William Laird is a pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Laird's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Laird attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laird accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1105 W Frank Avenue; 110
Lufkin, TX

Dr. Vivek Mangla is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lufkin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gholamreza R Khoshnevis-Asl, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
310 Gaslight Boulevard
Lufkin, TX

Dr. Gholamreza Khoshnevis is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoshnevis include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khoshnevis attended medical school at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Electroencephalography, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1111 West Frank Street; Suite 202
Lufkin, TX

Dr. Robert Hallett's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hallett takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1111 West Frank Avenue; Suite 203
Lufkin, TX

Dr. Brian Pickett specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Lufkin, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pickett at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.