We found 10 providers matching angioplasty and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krolick's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,943
  • Medicare Cost: $609
Dr. Bernardo Stein Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Stein works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $597
Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spriggs include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Spriggs speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $575
Dr. Richard Sola, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sola's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. Dr. Sola is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Sharma specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and angioplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school, Dr. Sharma completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,087 - $1,326
  • Medicare Cost: $336 - $536
Dr. Aland Richard Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Aland Fernandez is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $593
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; #a-3
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Marshall practices adult cardiology in Largo, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Marshall attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Angioplasty, Ultrasound, Pacemaker

Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL. For her professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lin is in-network 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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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,949
  • Medicare Cost: $605
Dr. Tushar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tushar Sharma is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,656
  • Medicare Cost: $1,350
Dr. Christopher J Purcell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Purcell works as a family practitioner in Largo, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Purcell's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, cryotherapy, and colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Purcell is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Immunization, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Coronary Angioplasty

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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.