What is a cardiologist? A cardiologist is a physician with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
An interventional cardiologist specializes in non-surgical techniques to treat blocked arteries and chest pain and prevent heart attacks caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. The interventionist's tools of choice are balloons, used to inflate the artery to open blood flow, and stents, which are tiny spring-like wires used to hold blocked arteries open.
William Hancock, M.D., FACC
Paul M. Murray, M.D., FACC
Jonathan Tronolone, M.D., FACC
What is a vascular surgeon? A vascular surgeon is a specialist who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional open surgery and endovascular approaches. Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.
William H. Davis, M.D., FACS
William J. Kaiser, M.D., FACS