We found 9 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Faisal Bashir Khan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
633 West Lumsden Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: bypass surgery, esophageal surgery, and angioplasty. Dr. Khan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar Pheroze Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates Pa
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and B.J. Medical College, Pune. For his professional training, Dr. Tamboli completed residency programs at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tamboli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tamboli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Stent, Atherectomy, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569
Dr. Stephen W Mester, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Mester's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Mester's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Mester is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh Linge Gowda, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Gowda is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Gowda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gowda (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Stent Placement, Atherectomy, Peripheral Angioplasty, Echocardiogram, CT Coronary Angiogram

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604
Dr. Robert David Potorski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1159 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Potorski's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potorski accepts. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,514
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Charles James Bailey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
270 S. Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bailey's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Bailey attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Inferior Vena Cava Filter ... (Read more)

Dr. Saurabh K Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Saurabh Chokshi specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chokshi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Chokshi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Chokshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Chokshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Tilt Table Test, Ayurveda, Coronary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $613
Dr. Ranchhod N Khant, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khant's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Khant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pacemaker, Angioplasty

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 E Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Hamzah graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

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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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