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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedick honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Narayan's clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Narayan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan is conversant in Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Winkle's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Winkle attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $643
Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Daniels include heart problems. Dr. Daniels is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Daniels honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Daniels attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,412
  • Medicare Cost: $562
Dr. Erik Tyler Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Price attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,409
  • Medicare Cost: $600
Dr. James Jerome Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Zimmerman practices vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Before completing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Zimmerman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,341 - $10,224
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $574
Dr. Bart Lewis Dolmatch, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Bart Dolmatch specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dolmatch speaks French. Dr. Dolmatch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,065 - $9,485
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $229
Dr. Graham E J Rodwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Graham Rodwell works as an adult nephrologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. After completing medical school at Lund University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Rodwell performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Rodwell highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,478
  • Medicare Cost: $249
Dr. Fabio Komlos, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Fabio Komlos is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. After attending Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Komlos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Komlos's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,773 - $9,801
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $237

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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.