My goal as an interventional cardiologist is to improve the lives of people who have complex coronary artery disease. This includes people with severely blocked or narrowed arteries and chronic total occlusion, which occurs when an artery is completely blocked for three or more months.
I also specialize in using angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries for people who have chronic kidney disease. Coronary angioplasty generally relies on the use of contrast dye to makes blockages visible. However, for people with chronic kidney disease the dye can further worsen kidney function and increase the chance of needing dialysis. To limit the impact on kidney function, I use as little dye as possible, and sometimes none at all.