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Dr. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Matar performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen W Mester, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Mester practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and angioplasty. Dr. Mester is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mester accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Mester speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, General Care, Electrocardiogram, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar P Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and general care. Dr. Tamboli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, General Care, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569
Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 S. Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez works as a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Prida honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Prida's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Ranchhod N Khant, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khant attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Khant is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, General Care, Heart Failure, Electrocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Patel trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Maher Mohamed Ayoubi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Ayoubi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayoubi accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $614

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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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