Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD

Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD

Cardiology  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
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Dr. Shakuntala Advani, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

5880 University Ave

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 633-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Advani "Dr. Shakuntala Advani moved from the west coast to the east coast before settling in Des Moines in 1991. She chose to be a physician early in life, but also has a strong interest in mathematics. Her first degree, from California State University in Long Beach, is in math. A master's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles is in biology. Dr. Advani even taught calculus while earning a medical degree and doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a residency in Los Angeles, she completed cardiology and invasive cardiology fellowships at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City."

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Specialties

  • 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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • 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 Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • 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
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Wadsworth Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Advani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Advani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Advani to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Advani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Boone, Iowa |
Highly recommend her for anyone seeking sound advice regarding your heart.
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Dr. Advani accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark
  • WellPoint

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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
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