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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. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include bypass surgery, esophageal surgery, and angioplasty. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tamboli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and B.J. Medical College, Pune and residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tamboli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. Dr. Tamboli is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, intensive care, and general care. Dr. Thangam 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. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College and residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Thangam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Thangam is 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, 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. He graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gowda trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Chokshi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chokshi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chokshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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

  • 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khant is a graduate of B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn's residency program. Dr. Khant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Riverview, FL and Brandon, 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. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Potorski 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 is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Brandon, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bailey is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bailey 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah 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.