We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Saurin Ramabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Saurin Patel practices interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. George Jabbour specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jabbour at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Jabbour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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Dr. Roy Elie Abrahamian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard; 1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Roy Abrahamian is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrahamian accepts. Dr. Abrahamian graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abrahamian's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Abrahamian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1321 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Amit Nanavati is an interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nanavati is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Ziad Khoury, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1915 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ziad Khoury's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Altoona, PA and Everett, PA. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Khoury completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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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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