Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o
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Dr. Sapna Desai, MD is a cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 10 years. She specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.Read her story

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Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Congestive Heart Failure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Congestive Heart Failure more than 92% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device

About Me

Dr. Sapna Desai specializes in the treatment of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She earned her medical degree from Texas A and M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Education

2009
Stanford Univ-Stanford Hosp & Clins
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2002
Texas A&M University College Of Medicine
Medical School
2009
2005
2005
2002

Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

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She is one of the best cardiologist I have seen, and I have seen a lot before and after my heart transplant. Extremely knowledgeable . And very very careing, I am so lucky to have her on my heart team. You can trust in her anything she recommends it will be for your best. She has literally been in my heart twice??. So will you marry me!
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I was heart patient facing end of life due to heart failure. Even so, she and Dr Fitzpatrick worked to provide me the care I needed. I am still alive and doing well because of their help and concern.
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I could remember at my 1st Dr. appointment she ask did I remember talking to her while in the hospital,I reply No cause i didn't it was always so many doctors running in & out i was lost.My mind was was gone & I thought I was too, thought about giving up but my kids means more bt with my talks with her even doe I didn't wanna open u to her I did & I'm glad cause even with my health issues I'm doin better & I'm excited to have a young gorgeous Dr like yourself thank you Dr.Desai for everything
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Aetna
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American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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PHCS
PPO Plus
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Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

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