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

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, who practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Mester is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mester is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Hoshedar P 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamboli accepts. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tamboli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. Dr. Tamboli is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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. 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 cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Gowda (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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. Charles James Bailey, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
270 S. Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bailey is a vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Bailey is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Chokshi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Chokshi's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $613
Dr. Faisal Bashir Khan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
633 West Lumsden Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: bypass surgery, esophageal surgery, and angioplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Ranchhod N Khant, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khant honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Khant (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pacemaker, Angioplasty

Dr. Robert D 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. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Potorski is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. 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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