Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

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Cardiology  |  
Female  |  
39 y/o
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Dr. Sapna Desai, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.

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Top Care Areas

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Thrombosis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Congestive Heart Failure
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "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 and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai also completed a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplant at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology."
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Background Check

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
5.0
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Abbeville La |
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...more
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in Ferriday, LA 71334 |
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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in New Orleans |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Desai accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • 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
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Desai has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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