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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 specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: bypass surgery, esophageal surgery, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tamboli is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital for residency. Dr. Tamboli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $999
  • Medicare Cost: $569
Dr. Sabanayagam Thangam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
320 Oakfield Drive; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Saba Thangam is an adult cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. Dr. Thangam trained at Chicago Medical School for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Thangam include heart problems, intensive care, and general care. Dr. Thangam's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thangam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $618
  • Medicare Cost: $579
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, who practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. Saurabh Kumudcandra Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Saurabh Chokshi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chokshi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Chokshi attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Chokshi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $613
Dr. Ranchhod N Khant, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant, who practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khant (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Khant is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khant takes.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pacemaker, Angioplasty

Dr. Robert David Potorski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1159 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Potorski's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Potorski 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

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,514
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Charles James Bailey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
270 S. Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bailey specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bailey attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Endarterectomy, Venous ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Dade City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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.