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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Grieco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gustavo Grieco is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Grieco average 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Grieco takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Dr. Annie Thomas Varughese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 460
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Annie Varughese practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Varughese a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: echocardiogram (echo), cardiac catheterization, and arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varughese graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Varughese trained at Atlanta Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Sanjaykumar R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Patel graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Dr. Paul York Iii Cunningham III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 330
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Paul Cunningham's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Vinay Rao Julapalli, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vinay Julapalli's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Julapalli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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.