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We found 17 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
43 N Pathfinders Circle
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sokhon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Sokhon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Devices, Catheter Ablation, Angiogram, Stents, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia's areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De La Guardia takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. De La Guardia is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pincecroft Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland's specialties are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Strickland include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Strickland is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gustavo Grieco practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Grieco is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Grieco is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), cardiac catheterization, and arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty). Dr. Varughese has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varughese accepts. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Varughese speaks Spanish. Dr. Varughese is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress Testing, Stents, Arterial Angioplasty, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Avendano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Dr. Chacko Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Alexander takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Angioplasty, Pacemaker

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

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. He 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cunningham attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kedarnath Arvind Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kedarnath Vaidya's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He practices in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. Dr. Vaidya attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Angela Dawn Ferguson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Angela Ferguson practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferguson is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 330
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Arindam Banerjee is an interventional cardiology specialist in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Banerjee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally 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 is an interventional cardiology specialist in Spring, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Julapalli attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Julapalli takes. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 520
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Laura Fernandes sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, Nacogdoches, TX, and Conroe, TX. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fernandes has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Bashir Faris Al Kaddoumi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6910 Fm 1488 Road; Suite 9
Magnolia, TX
 

Dr. Bashir Al Kaddoumi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Al Kaddoumi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al Kaddoumi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.