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We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Carlos Dario Giraldo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Giraldo's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giraldo honors. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Giraldo speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Dileep Menon sees patients in McAllen, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Menon studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Posada works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posada takes. He is a graduate of CES University, Institute of Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Pimentel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Pimentel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Luis Padula's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in McAllen, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1200 E Savannah Avenue; Suite 7
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Subbarao Yarra specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in McAllen, TX. Dr. Yarra has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Kurnool Medical College.

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Dr. Federico Emilio Azpurua, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 E Ridge Road; Suite 300
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Federico Azpurua is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.