Dr. Nirav Desai, MD

Interventional CardiologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Nirav Desai, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.

Dr. Desai

Golden Empire Heart Institute (Dignity Health Medical Group)

3838 San Dimas St Ste B201 Bakersfield, CA 93301
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Heart Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Hypertension
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hypertension more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Hyperlipidemia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hyperlipidemia more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(661) 321-3161

Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Desai's Reviews

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5.0

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Explained conditions well (19)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1)
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Dr. Desai an amazing cardiologist he’s considered the best by multiple other cardiologist in town that I saw prior to him. Give my complicated cardiac condition I went down to Cedars to obtain an opinion they suggested that I follow up in the future with Dr. Desai in Bakersfield. However I was not a Kaiser patient and reluctantly I switched over to Kaiser and since then I’ve been extremely impressed with his skills and level of knowledge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 21, 2021
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I was born with cardiac problems. I like Dr. Desai a lot. He is willing to talk plain with me, and try new things out to try and improve my quality of life. If things are out of his league, he will tell you that and send you to another specialist that is even more specialized. This is the first cardiologist I've had that is willing to talk and get opinions from extremely specialized cardiologists. I recommend him!
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Nick in Bakersfield, CA – Dec 08, 2018
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A great doctor who listens and responds to your concerns . He will always help you through your concerns and discusses things with you thoroughly. Great positive attitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rob Kerr – Jul 27, 2018
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Excellent doctor. Very easy to talk to. Consider not as the best in Bakersfield.
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Plymouth, MI – May 22, 2017
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Easy to talk to. Nice. Highly recommended by the hospital staff. Took care of me when I had my heart attack.
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k.c in Bakersfield, CA – Oct 02, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Nirav Desai, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2014
William Beaumont Hospital
2013
Usc Sch Med Los Angeles Co Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2010
UCLA Med Ctr David Geffen Sch Med
Residency Hospital
2008
UCLA Med Ctr David Geffen Sch Med
Internship Hospital
2007
New York Medical College
Medical School
2003
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Nirav Desai, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Nirav Desai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Desai frequently treats Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desai treats.

Where is Dr. Nirav Desai, MD's office located?

Dr. Desai's office is located at 3838 San Dimas St Ste B201, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nirav Desai, MD speak?

Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Golden Empire Heart Institute (Dignity Health Medical Group)3838 San Dimas St Ste B201 Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Desai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average