Dr. Nirav Desai, MD

Dr. Nirav Desai, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
37 y/o
(18)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nirav Desai, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.

Golden Empire Cardiology

3838 San Dimas St Ste B201

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

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Procedures

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Impella Device
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • UCLA Med Ctr David Geffen Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • UCLA Med Ctr David Geffen Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Usc Sch Med Los Angeles Co Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Desai is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
5.0
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Desai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Bakersfield, CA |
Was referred to him from my cardiologist at Cedar Sinai when I moved to bakersfield. Has a excellent rep at cedars, UCLA and USC per my LA cardiologist. considered the best in bakersfield. very humble and very easy to talk to.
Plymouth, MI |
Excellent doctor. Very easy to talk to. Consider not as the best in Bakersfield.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Easy to talk to. Nice. Highly recommended by the hospital staff. Took care of me when I had my heart attack.
in Bakersfield, ca |
I went to see dr desai as a thrid opinion. He had the best bedside manner of any doctor I have seen. Extremely nice and very smart. I had a stent placed and all staff at hospital thinks very highly of him. He may look young but don't be fooled he is great! My husband any my sister have transferred there care to him also.
Thank you for your trust and we look forward to caring for your heart!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Desai accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Desai has admitting privileges

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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