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We found 11 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krolick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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. Saihari Sadanandan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Saihari Sadanandan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. In his practice, Dr. Sadanandan focuses on cardiac catheterization. Dr. Sadanandan 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 medical school at Chengalpattu Medical College and the University of Madras. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,453
  • Medicare Cost: $528
Dr. Bernardo Stein Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Stein is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Clearwater, FL. Patients rated Dr. Stein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Stein's 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Spriggs include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. In addition to English, he 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sola 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 Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Sola 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and angioplasty. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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 Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University and performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Fernandez attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Lang Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; #a-3
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Marshall's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Marshall takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Marshall speaks 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. Christopher J Purcell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Purcell's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Purcell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Purcell include back pain, cryotherapy, and colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair). He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Purcell accepts 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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

Dr. Tushar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tushar Sharma is an adult nephrology specialist in Hudson, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Sharma attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include kidney problems. Dr. Sharma 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. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,656
  • Medicare Cost: $1,350

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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.