We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Hamburg, PA.

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Dr. Eric E Elgin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Eric Elgin sees patients in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Elgin accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Matthew M Nolan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Nolan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Nolan performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Earl J Hope, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Earl Hope specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hope takes. Dr. Hope is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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Dr. Michael Koslow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
31 Industrial Drive; Suite 150
Hamburg, PA
 

Dr. Michael Koslow's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in West Reading, PA, Wyomissing, PA, and Hamburg, PA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Koslow attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Reading Health System.

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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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