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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Narayan is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Price obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Price is conversant in Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmerman is open to new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $6,341 - $10,224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $574
Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Daniels is especially interested in heart problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Daniels's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,412
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $562
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 works in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. St Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St Claire accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. St Claire attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, 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. These areas are among Dr. Benedick's clinical interests: heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Benedick is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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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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