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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's areas of expertise consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benedick's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Narayan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Narayan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire 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)

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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Daniels is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daniels honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Price has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Price attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Price accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Zimmerman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zimmerman's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Dolmatch attended Duke University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolmatch honors. He is accepting 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 practices adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Rodwell speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. He attended Lund University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodwell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodwell accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rodwell's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Komlos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Komlos attended medical school at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Komlos welcomes 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.