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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Jenkins, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Jenkins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.65 stars (4 ratings)
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bradley practices interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradley is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Suarez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Scott Shurmur is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.9 stars (4 ratings)
4316 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Juan Kurdi's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Kurdi's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2412 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ramakrishnan Ranganath's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Ranganath is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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