Zeba S. Geloo, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursInternal Medicine Associates
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
- Kaiser Permanente Health Plans
- MDIPA/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- Optimum Choice/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- United Healthcare
- Washington Hospital Center
What are determining factors when considering bypass surgery?
The skill and experience of the surgical and recovery teams are important considerations. Patients considering coronary bypass surgery always should determine whether the surgeon performs this particular operation regularly (at least two or three times per week) and whether there is a skilled recovery team and a special recovery unit.
What is Spinal Cord Injury - Neurogenic Bladder?
Spinal Cord Injury - Neurogenic Bladder is a condition where, due to an interruption of the nerve messages between the brain and the bladder, the bladder fails to store or release urine properly.
What is interventional cardiology?
Interventional cardiology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on unclogging blocked arteries using minimally invasive tools and techniques to restore blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body. Interventional cardiologists treat heart attack, stroke, and blockages to the kidneys and legs without open surgery.
Instead, interventional cardiologists use catheters to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. Catheters are thin, flexible tubes that can be inserted through a small puncture site in the skin and threaded through the blood vessel to a blockage in an artery. Specialized balloon angioplasty catheters are designed to expand and push blockages against artery walls to reopen the artery for blood flow. These catheters can also be used to place stents - metal, mesh tubes that act as scaffolding to prop a cleared artery open - and for diagnostic tests.
Interventional cardiology, as a less invasive treatment option than cardiac bypass graft surgery, has truly changed the entire field of coronary and valvular heart disease treatment.
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