Our Services

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Our Services

Cardiology Group of Western New York offers you a variety of clinical services, including:

Consultation

Our physicians provide clinical consultations at any of our offices and in affiliated hospitals. An integral part of the consultation is a cardiac evaluation and an assessment of your risk for developing heart disease. We review your health history and perform a physical exam. We will usually use an electrocardiogram (ECG) and decide if you need further tests to determine the condition of your heart. From the results of those tests, we will develop a treatment plan for you and give a full report to your referring physician.


Care Coordination Program

Our practice offers you a Care Coordinator, a registered nurse who will provide additional medical support and coordinate your care under the supervision of your physician. Your Care Coordinator provides:

Cardiology Group of WNY's specialties include Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging Center, The Center for Vascular and Vein Medicine, and Electrophysiology.


Interventional Cardiology

Our Board Certified physicians perform these and other minimally invasive procedures around the heart to help ensure the best possible outcomes:

Balloon angioplasty

A catheter with a balloon on the end is inserted into the heart's arteries. The balloon is inflated at the blockage in the artery, pushing the plaque against the artery wall and allowing the blood to flow normally.

Stent implantation

We implant a permanent stent (a small tube) inside an artery to keep it open, using the same method as a balloon angioplasty.

Atherectomy

This one- to three-hour procedure is done under local anesthesia and uses a special catheter to remove plaque from the artery wall.

New CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion) Intervention

The doctor uses special guide wires and catheters, gently steering them across a complete blockage in the coronary artery to open the occlusion. Patients with successful CTO intervention usually experience immediate and dramatic symptom relief. Over the past few years, success rates with the new approach have increased from about 60% to as high as 85%. Average times for the procedure have been dramatically reduced and are similar to standard angioplasty.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

When aortic stenosis is severe, surgical valve replacement can help resolve the issue. But when people are too old and/or too sick, they are often unable to undergo traditional aortic valve surgery, during which their chest must be cut open. TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) using the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheher heart valve is a minimally invasive procedure that is changing all that. Dr. Nadeem U. Haq, a specialist in Interventional Cardiology with Cardiology Group of Western New York, is offering this procedure to patients who qualify. 


The Center for Vascular and Vein Medicine

We offer the newest, minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins as well as arterial disease in the carotid and renal arteries or legs.

Peripheral Arterial Intervention

Our vascular practice provides treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), affecting carotid, renal or leg arteries, using minimally invasive procedures that don't require anesthesia and drastically reduce recovery time. For a severely narrowed artery or a short blockage, we can perform these endovascular procedures that use small punctures rather than full incisions:

Angioplasty - Uses a tiny balloon to open blocked arteries and improve blood flow to the leg muscles, kidneys or brain.
Stenting - Inserts a tiny wire mesh tube into an artery to hold it open.
Atherectomy - Utilizes a catheter with a sharp blade to cut or shave away plaque buildup.

We also provide the most state-of-the-art treatment for varicose veins, including:

Laser Vein Ablation

The doctor inserts a catheter about the size of a spaghetti strand into the vein using imaging guidance. Laser energy is applied to the inside of the vein, heating it and sealing it closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over, reestablishing normal flow.

Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy

Uses radiofrequency energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins. This treatment causes less pain and bruising than other options.


Anti-Coagulant Monitoring Clinic

Coumadin / Warfarin is an anti-coagulant medication given to heart patients because it helps to prevent the formation of blood clots by slowing down the body's clotting process. One of our registered nurses will help you in managing your Coumadin / Warfarin dosing by monitoring your blood levels and providing you with evaluations and education. We determine the best dosing for you with a simple finger prick and a blood test performed right in our office.