We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr David Allen Hotchkiss MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
4161 Tamiami Trail; Suite 701
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. David Hotchkiss' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Hotchkiss performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Rias Ali MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1641 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Rias Ali works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Holiday, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and internal medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Ali is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Internal Medicine

Hiren K Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
3115 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Hiren Patel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Mario Lopez MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Mario Lopez practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Port Charlotte, FL. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mountainside Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lopez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Ricardo R Martinez MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
25097 Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Ricardo Martinez is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Martinez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Terence P Connelly MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25097 Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Terence Connelly specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Connelly attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Connelly is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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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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