We found 36 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Guilherme Silva is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stent. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva honors. After attending Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Silva 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. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Stent, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Domingo Gil Gonzalez Jr. MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Gonzalez practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Methodist Health System for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

William Pennock Laird II MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird is a pediatric interventional cardiologist in Dallas, TX, Arlington, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Laird honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Children's Health (Texas), and Texas Health Allen. Dr. Laird's practice is open to new patients.

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Jose Diez MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6624 Fannin; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Diez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Diez is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diez's medical residency was performed at Caritas Carney Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Mr. Neil Strickman MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neil Strickman's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral vascular interventions and peripheral vascular disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickman accepts. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Masroor A. Khan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michele P. Sartori M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise 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. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sartori (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Stent, Arrhythmias, Stroke, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Satheesha S. Kumar M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1605
Houston, TX
 

Dr. S. Kumar sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include heart problems. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mysore Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Kenichi Fujise M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.88 stars (50 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenichi Fujise is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fujise studied medicine at 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. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ricky Paul Ganim M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ganim specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ganim graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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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John Sunew MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
18400 Katy Freeway; Suite 600, Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sunew's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He 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. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fethi Benraouane practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Lufkin, TX, Webster, TX, and Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Algiers Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Benraouane's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and aortic aneurysm. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benraouane's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hypotension, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Stroke, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema Korlakunta M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Houston, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Korlakunta takes. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Korlakunta's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Palur V. Balakrishnan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
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. After attending Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
average rating 2.87 stars (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arindam Banerjee is an interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include heart problems, pacemaker, and invasive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Banerjee attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banerjee honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electroencephalography, Stent, Pacemaker, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Ali E. Denktas M.D.
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. He speaks Turkish. Dr. Denktas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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