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We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2211 E Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rohitkumar S Bhuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9804 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Bhuriya is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Pearland, TX. Dr. Bhuriya is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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Dr. Haytham Asad Al-Azzeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Haytham Al-Azzeh works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Azzeh obtained his medical school training at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Chau Dongchau Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chau Nguyen's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rajan Avinash Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; #370
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajan Kadakia practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadakia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Nawar Marwan Tayyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nawar Tayyan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tayyan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Nisheeth Kumar Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nisheeth Goel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Goel graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Manu Pillai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Manu Pillai is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Pillai graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Marlos Ramalho Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marlos Fernandes practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Fernandes attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to 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.