We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Columbus, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.48 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite 1003
Columbus, GA

Dr. Sebastian Hubbuch is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hubbuch average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hubbuch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2300 Manchester Expressway, Suite 1001; Butler Pavilion
Columbus, GA

Dr. Samir Mewar is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Columbus, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mewar studied medicine at Nagpur University and Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Dr Shane B Darrah MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2300 Manchester Expressway; Building H-104
Columbus, GA

Dr. Shane Darrah works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Darrah's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Rajinder Chhokar MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2300 Manchester Expressway, Suite 1001; Butler Pavilion
Columbus, GA

Dr. Rajinder Chhokar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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