We found 72 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna near Stony Brook, NY.

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Stony Brook, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in East Setauket, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Rocky Point, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil John Mani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
T-16-080 Suny Health Sciences Center; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anil Mani specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Mani's education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore and residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 590 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 368 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Janice Yu-Hsin Chyou, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Janice Chyou is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chyou include coronary angiogram, myocarditis, and viral cardiomyopathy. Dr. Chyou is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chyou's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Chyou has received the following distinctions: American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence; American Heart Association Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalist; and Izard Prize in Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, myocarditis, heart valve disease, heart failure, viral cardiomyopathy, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Myocarditis, Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Dervan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
220 Belle Mead Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Dervan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Setauket, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Dervan accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Faulkner Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Dr. Dervan graduated cum laude from Boston College; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; and Diplomate, Interventional Cardiology.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.5%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 304 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 293 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Jonathan B Weinstein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Weinstein practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weinstein trained at North Shore University Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.3%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 791 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 714 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Adalbert Pilip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
732 Smithtown Bypass; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Adalbert Pilip is an adult cardiologist in Bay Shore, NY and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Russian. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Pilip attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pilip honors. Dr. Pilip has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Research, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Y Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe practices cardiac surgery in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chikwe include heart valve disease, heart surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chikwe accepts. Dr. Chikwe obtained her medical school training at Oxford University Medical School and performed her residency at Royal Brompton Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chikwe include: HCA International Foundation Travelling Fellowship; Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine; and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. In addition to English, Dr. Chikwe speaks Italian. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, heart valve disease, tricuspid stenosis, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Endocarditis, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher M Cesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Cesa specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cesa include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cesa takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Cesa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Chernilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Cardiology Division; Hsc
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chernilas' specialty is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 394 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 223 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Puja B Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Puja Parikh is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Hauppauge, NY, Northport, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. In Dr. Parikh's practice, she is particularly interested in heart valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and peripheral vascular disease. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Parikh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Coronary Angioplasty, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Thomas V Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bilfinger include lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bilfinger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    95.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 145 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
E Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Chryssos's clinical interests include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. David Matthew Benson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
E Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Benson is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in East Setauket, NY. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Benson completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Verga obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Cardiac CT, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense specializes in adult cardiology and practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lense's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lense completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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