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We found 10 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Redwood City, CA.

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, 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. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests encompass heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Benedick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), 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
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Narayan's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, 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. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. St. Claire trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. 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: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), 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. John E Rosenman, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. John Rosenman is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Rosenman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Rosenman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenman is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,598 - $6,504
  • Medicare Cost: $185 - $211
Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Daniels average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daniels has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daniels's office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Price is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price speaks Spanish. 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: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Peripheral ... (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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 225
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. James Zimmerman is a vascular surgeon, interventional radiologist, and orthopedist. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Zimmerman takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann is a vascular surgeon, cancer surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Baumann studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Baumann focuses on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Baumann average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,015 - $9,959
  • Medicare Cost: $205 - $277
Dr. Graham E J Rodwell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Graham Rodwell is an adult nephrologist. Before performing his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Rodwell attended Lund University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rodwell has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodwell takes. Dr. Rodwell (or staff) is conversant in Swedish and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,478
  • Medicare Cost: $249

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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.