We found 18 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. James Strickland's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. 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. Dr. Strickland is conversant in Spanish.

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

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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sokhon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. Dr. De La Guardia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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. He works in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. Dr. Patel 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. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Angela Ferguson works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ferguson trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Dr. Chacko Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Alexander accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Alexander completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Angioplasty, Pacemaker

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 sees patients in Conroe, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Cunningham's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Dustin Carrell Agan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9450 Grogans Mills; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Dustin Agan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Agan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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 specialty is interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Julapalli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Vaidya completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gustavo Grieco's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Grieco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Grieco average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grieco is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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. Dr. Banerjee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He 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.

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

Dr. Amilcar Avendano works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Avendano is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Fernandes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Paulraj Samuel, who practices in Kingwood, TX, Humble, TX, and Shenandoah, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Samuel trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Samuel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Samuel speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast 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.