Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 interventional cardiologists near Rockwall, TX.

Filter By:
Showing 1-4 of 4
Dr. Venkata Ramana Aligeti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Aligeti specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Aligeti is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Advanced Heart Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Aligeti completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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

Dr. Manuel Cruz is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Cruz is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

Read more

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

Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Wurzburg's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Varma attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Varma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Additional Information

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.