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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Platinum near Neenah, WI.

Dr. Douglas William Mielke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Douglas Mielke's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Mielke include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Mielke accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Mielke trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Hummel Ackell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Peter Ackell works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ackell include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ackell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ackell is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cherian J Varghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Cherian Varghese is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Appleton, WI, Shawano, WI, and New London, WI. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varghese's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Brian Neil Guttormsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Brian Guttormsen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Guttormsen attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Echo, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1506 S Oneida Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Wojciech Nowak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nowak accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.