We found 6 providers matching angioplasty near Antioch, CA.

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

Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram practices adult cardiology in Antioch, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajapuram include heart problems. Dr. Rajapuram's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajapuram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Rajapuram is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Oakland, CA and Antioch, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Quinn has a special interest in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Quinn's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Reddy's education and training includes medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. 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 is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include heart problems. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Topiwala National Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mario Paul Curzi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hills Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mario Curzi sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curzi attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Curzi speaks German. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He welcomes 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 works as a nephrologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma 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

  • 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.