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Dr. Carlos Persio Grullon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Grullon is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grullon completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grullon accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grullon is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,324
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $608
Dr. Robert Peter Winter, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
125 Waymont Court; Suite 111
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Robert Winter is a vascular surgery specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
305 N Mangoustine Avenue; Suite 200
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran is an adult cardiology specialist in Sanford, FL and Deland, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sulbaran graduated from the University of Zulia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, MyBlue, and more. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mubeen Hasan Chida, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
305 Mangoustine Avenue; Suite 200
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Mubeen Chida is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist in Sanford, FL. Dr. Chida's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Dow Medical College and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 106
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Orange City, FL and Sanford, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hippalgaonkar takes. He is a graduate of Osmania University. Dr. Hippalgaonkar's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $860
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $646
Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. David is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Edward Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Vallario studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth works as an internist in Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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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