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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Narayan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Narayan obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. St. Claire performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. 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. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. Dr. Winkle studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winkle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick honors 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. 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. 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 and practices in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Daniels is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Daniels include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Daniels is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,412
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Price speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Price graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Price average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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 is a vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $6,341 - $10,224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $574

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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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