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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Kalispell, MT
19 years experience male

Locations

Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung

Kalispell, MT

Address

350 Heritage Way, Kalispell, MT
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Insurances accepted

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Aetna

Medicare

Great-West Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Texas Heart Institute

Houston, TX

Houston Electrophysiology Associates

Houston, TX

About

Bio

Originally from Houston, Dr. Colombowala attended Dartmouth College. After graduation from Baylor College of Medicine in 2002, he completed his internship, residency, and Cardiology fellowship at Baylor. While in medical school he earned certification in medical ethics. He completed additional training in Electrophysiology at the world-renowned Texas Heart Institute, where following completion of his fellowship, he remained on staff in clinical practice, also engaging in research and teaching. In 2011, Dr. Colombowala accepted a position to start the first arrhythmia program in Northwest Montana. The program grew into one of the highest volume centers in the Northwest US, and it became a care destination for regional and international patients. Dr. Colombowala has been involved in multiple large clinical trials. He lectures nationally on topics ranging from stroke and sudden death prevention to long-term heart rhythm monitoring. Dr. Colombowala returned home to Houston in 2015 in order to be closer to family and friends. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Colombowala treats heart rhythm disorders. He implants pacemakers, defibrillators, heart-failure therapy devices, and cardiac rhythm monitors. In addition to treating arrhythmias with medications, he specializes in catheter-based ablation procedures for heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Gujarati. Away from the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and their two boys. They enjoy travel, hiking, fly fishing, and skiing. Be sure to follow Dr. Colombowala on Twitter at @RhythmMD.

Specialties
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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Montana, Texas

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 19 years experience
Depends: This depends on the procedure and the doctor and facility. Sometimes the patient is kept slightly conscious and other times the procedure is done under general anesthesia. Ask your doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 19 years experience
Catheters: Venous access will be obtained, and through the iv lines, multi electrode catheters (thin, flexible wires) will be advanced to the heart to make measurements of electrical activity. A fancy pacemaker system will be used to stimulate the heart in an attempt to initiate your arrhythmia. Drugs may also be infused to help with this. Once found, the arrhythmia can be fixed (either frozen or heated)

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine
Completed 2005

Awards

Grateful Patient Award
Chief Fellow, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society

Affiliations

Fellow , Heart Rhythm Society
Texas Heart Institute
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