We found 8 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Rohitkumar S Bhuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9804 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Bhuriya is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Bhuriya attended B.J. Medical College for medical school. Dr. Bhuriya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2211 E Broadway Street
Pearland, 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. Nawar M Tayyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nawar Tayyan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tayyan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Dr. Nisheeth Kumar Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nisheeth Goel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Dr. Haytham Asad Al-Azzeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Haytham Al-Azzeh is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Conroe, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Al-Azzeh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Rajan Avinash Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajan Kadakia is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Kadakia is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Dr. Marlos Ramalho Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marlos Fernandes, who practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Fernandes performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Dr. Manu Pillai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Manu Pillai is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillai studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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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