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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Noel practices adult cardiology in Tallahassee, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Noel is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Noel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $604
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. John Katopodis is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katopodis takes. Dr. Katopodis attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $625
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Dixon is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Dixon honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $632
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Hoyne is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Hoyne is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,495
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,259
Dr. Joseph Carlton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Baker works as a cardiologist in Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $571
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brumberg is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $206 - $1,220
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Batchelor's medical specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Batchelor accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $549
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2770 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 109
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Niraj Pandit is an interventional cardiologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pandit is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $562
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1405 Centerville Road; Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Lincoln Roland's specialty is vascular surgery. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roland takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,672
  • Medicare Cost: $425
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Kaelin's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Kaelin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $1,152

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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.