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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Balakrishnan trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bhuriya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bhuriya trained at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Al-Azzeh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit for residency.

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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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kadakia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kadakia 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Tayyan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He accepts 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fernandes is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fernandes trained 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.