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We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Pearland, TX.

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balakrishnan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhuriya attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He trained at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhuriya's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Al-Azzeh attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit.

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

Dr. Rajan Kadakia, who practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Kadakia highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Tayyan studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goel is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

Dr. Manu Pillai specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Pillai is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandes is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fernandes completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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.