We found 10 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near La Mesa, CA.

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Hassan Kafri MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 320
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Hassan Kafri is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kafri include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Kafri's professional affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Inferior Vena Cava ... (Read more)

Kevin Bernard Rapeport MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
8851 Center Drive; Suite 401
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Kevin Rapeport, who practices in La Mesa, CA and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Rapeport's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rapeport is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Rapeport is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Cholesterol Problems, P ... (Read more)

Dimitri Atanasov Sherev MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 304
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Dimitri Sherev is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. Dr. Sherev takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placem ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 208
National City, CA

Dr. Jerome Robinson works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and internal medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Robinson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr Raghava R Gollapudi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6402 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite 100
San Diego, CA

Dr. Raghava Gollapudi works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Diego, CA. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scripps Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gollapudi include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. Dr. Gollapudi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Community Medical Group, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gollapudi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ... (Read more)

Nassir A Azimi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3, Suite 455
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Nassir Azimi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. Dr. Azimi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azimi honors. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Azimi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Azimi's professional affiliations include Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ... (Read more)

Dr Ronald K Goldberg MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3, Suite 455
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Ronald Goldberg is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Goldberg's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Stress Test, Pacemaker Implantation, Cholesterol Pro ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4206 44th Street
San Diego, CA

Dr. Tri Nguyen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and coronary angiogram. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention ... (Read more)

Mehran Moussavian DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.57 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 210
San Diego, CA

Dr. Mehran Moussavian is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Moussavian's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Moussavian attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scripps Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Moussavian (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. Dr. Moussavian is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp Community Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA

Dr. Fernando Zamudio practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zamudio attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.
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