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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajapuram accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rajapuram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Rajapuram's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Rajapuram welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Oakland, CA and Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Quinn takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Quinn's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,148
  • Medicare Cost: $621
Dr. Karthik Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2220 Gladstone Drive; Suite 3
Pittsburg, CA
 

Dr. Karthik Reddy specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Pittsburg, CA and Brentwood, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He speaks Indian Languages. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,179
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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. Dr. Curzi obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Curzi speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He has an open panel.

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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 an adult nephrology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He has an open panel.

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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.