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

Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram's specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Rajapuram's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajapuram honors. Dr. Rajapuram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Rajapuram's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $933
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577
Dr. Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quinn's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Quinn is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Quinn's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta has a special interest in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. After completing medical school at Topiwala National Medical College, Dr. Gupta performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curzi accepts. Dr. Curzi graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Curzi's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,258 - $9,275
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,492 - $1,767
Dr. Rohit Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hill Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Rohit Sharma's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $3,258
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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