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Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3200 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram is a specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajapuram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Rajapuram's clinical interests encompass heart problems. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Rajapuram's medical residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rajapuram has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Device Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $933
  • Medicare Cost: $577
Dr. Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quinn is an adult cardiology specialist in Oakland, CA and Antioch, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Quinn accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Quinn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,148
  • Medicare Cost: $621
Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Gupta is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karthik Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2220 Gladstone Drive; Suite 3
Pittsburg, CA
 

Dr. Karthik Reddy is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Pittsburg, CA and Brentwood, CA. He speaks Indian Languages. He is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,179
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. Mario Paul Curzi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hills Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mario Curzi is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. He speaks German. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Curzi obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Curzi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,258 - $9,275
  • Medicare Cost: $1,492 - $1,767
Dr. Rohit Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hill Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Rohit Sharma is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Sharma's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,258
  • Medicare Cost: $1,655

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.