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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF 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's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Laird trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laird has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. 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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Mangla attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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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 an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis accepts. He studied medicine at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khoshnevis 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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Lufkin, TX. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hallett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Brian Pickett is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lufkin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pickett studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.