AboutDr. Mahdi Al-Bassam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Al-Bassam is affiliated with Memorial Hospital System, Houston, Tx, Triumph Hospital - Southwest and Mhhs Southwest Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Mahdi Al-Bassam has the following 5 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- CT Scan
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Heart Block
- Heart Catheterization
- Heart Diseases
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Myocardial Infarction
- PET Scan
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Al-Bassam is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Memorial Hospital System, Houston, Tx
Triumph Hospital - Southwest
1550 First Colony Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Mhhs Southwest Hospital
Northeast Medical Center Hospital
18951 N Memorial Dr
Humble, TX 77338
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
Memorial Hosp -Memorial City, Houston, Tx
West Houston Medical Center
12141 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77082
The Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
Twelve Oaks Medical Center Sharpstown
6700 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77074
Spring Branch Medical Center
8850 Long Point Rd
Houston, TX 77055
Methodist Health Center, Sugar Land, Tx
Memorial Southwest Hospital
Twelve Oaks Hospital
Mhhs Memorial City Hospital
Fort Bend Med Ctr, Missouri City, Tx
Memorial Herman Sw
44 Years Experience
American University Of Beirut
Graduated in 1973
Baylor College Of Medicine
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