We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Granite City, IL.

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Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO), and Christian Hospital. Dr. Ramadan graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Harvey Serota works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems, internal medicine, and invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health DePaul Hospital, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Serota attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serota takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Gil M Vardi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Gil Vardi's specialty is interventional cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Vardi performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital (Fenton, MO), and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vardi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sundeep Das, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Sundeep Das' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Das has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO), and Christian Hospital. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Das honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Usman Qayyum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Usman Qayyum's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO), and Christian Hospital. Dr. Qayyum takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency.

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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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