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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, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
205 Gene Samford Drive
Lufkin, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird, who practices in Dallas, TX, Arlington, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Laird's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Laird takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes 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 cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his 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 specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Khoshnevis is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pickett average 3.5 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. Pickett honors. Dr. Pickett graduated from 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lufkin, TX. Dr. Hallett studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.