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Dr. Venkata Ramana Aligeti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Aligeti is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aligeti takes. Dr. Aligeti's education and training includes medical school at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and residency at Boston VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Advanced Heart Care (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. Dr. Wurzburg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wurzburg studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Manuel W Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate; Suite 650
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Cruz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. Dr. Cruz is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cruz is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include heart failure. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. Dr. Varma studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Varma completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

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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.
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