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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Laird is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mangla trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati for his residency.

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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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. Dr. Khoshnevis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. Dr. Khoshnevis is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 Avenue; Suite 203
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Pickett's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pickett average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett is a graduate of 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from 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, as well as 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.