We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Lufkin, TX.

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

Dr. W. Laird is a specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Laird speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangla's education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Khoshnevis's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Khoshnevis is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University.

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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 Avenue; Suite 203
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Pickett sees patients in Lufkin, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pickett average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1111 West Frank Street; Suite 202
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hallett is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hallett takes. Dr. Hallett graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center 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.