We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Kankakee, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1710 W Court Street
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Rojas specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Kankakee, IL. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rojas completed residency programs at St. James Hospital and Health Centers and Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rojas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Mario Gerard Massullo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1710 W. Court Street
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Mario Massullo's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massullo takes. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Kapoor works as an interventional cardiologist. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapoor accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 N Wall Street; Suite 501
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Alaa Abdel Meguid is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Abdel Meguid is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Vijay Haryani's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Kankakee, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haryani honors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
375 N Wall Street; Suite 310
Kankakee, IL
 

Dr. Vikas Patel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He 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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