We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Kyle, TX.

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Dr. Michael G Watkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Michael Watkins is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Wimberley, TX. Dr. Watkins's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include second opinions, preventive cardiology, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Watkins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Consultation, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Stress Testing, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Vamsi S Krishna, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Vamsi Krishna specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Kyle, TX and Luling, TX. In his practice, Dr. Krishna focuses on echocardiogram (echo) and endomyocardial biopsy. He is affiliated with Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Krishna's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valvuloplasty, Aortic Valvuloplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Stent, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1180 Seton Parkway; Suite 450
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stent. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mehta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Javier Otero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
135 Bunton Creek Road; Suite 102
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Otero, who practices in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Otero attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Otero is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Steve Lewitton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
135 Bunton Creek Road; Suite 300
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Steve Lewitton works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lewitton has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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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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