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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4725 Market Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Robinson is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Robinson has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and internal medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Kevin Bernard Rapeport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive, Grossmont Medical Clinic; Suite 401
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Rapeport practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Rapeport highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rapeport has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Dimitri Sherev's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Sherev attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sherev's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, internal medicine, and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Sherev is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Hassan Kafri sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and La Mesa, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kafri include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kafri takes. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Kafri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6402 El Cajon Boulevard; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Raghava Gollapudi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Gollapudi's clinical interests: internal medicine and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gollapudi is accepting new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Internal Medicine, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6655 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Zamudio is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Zamudio's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Zamudio speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3, Suite 455
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldberg specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in La Mesa, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Goldberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences 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.
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