We found 34 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korlakunta is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. James Leland Strickland, PhD, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Crawford; Suite 925
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Strickland include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickland attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Strickland has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
7400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird sees patients in Dallas, TX, Arlington, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Medical City Children's Hospital, and Texas Health Allen. Dr. Laird honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Laird speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Guilherme Vianna Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guilherme Silva is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Silva studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silva include heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stent. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil E Strickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neil Strickman sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral vascular interventions and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Strickman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Strickman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Disease, Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satheesha Satheesha Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1605
Houston, TX
 

Dr. S. Kumar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Mysore Medical College and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Kenichi Fujise, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenichi Fujise's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Fujise's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gonzalez at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricky Paul Ganim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ganim's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Humble, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Ganim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Healthcare Professional of the Year Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Tyler, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sunew include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunew attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Balakrishnan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sartori include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sartori is a graduate of the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Sartori is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali E Denktas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Denktas sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Denktas speaks Turkish. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Denktas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valvuloplasty, Aortic Valvuloplasty, Cerebrovascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mirza Basith Baig, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mirza Baig is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baig's clinical interests encompass internal medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Baig's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Internal Medicine

Dr. Mazen Shukri Ganim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Ganim's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Ganim has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Cardiac Catheterization

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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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