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We found 10 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Paul Alexander Armstrong, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle Drive; Univ of South Florida, Usf Building 7
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Armstrong works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Armstrong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD), angioplasty, and aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Gore Award Resident Competition, Florida Vascular Society; Outstanding Resident Teacher in Surgery, University of South Florida; and First Place, Helen Popaway Award Resident Research Conference. Dr. Armstrong is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Armstrong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Berlowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3rd Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berlowitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 213 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Rodney Richard Randall, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2727 W. Dr. Mlk Dr. Boulevard; Suite 418, Office of Rodney Randall Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rodney Randall's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Randall is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Randall at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Enlarged Heart, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Dissection, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Adib Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4 Columbia Drive; #630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Matar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $636
Dr. John Thompson Sullebarger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Usf Cardiology Fci Division; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Sullebarger is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sullebarger (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sullebarger honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez is accepting new patients. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Xavier Prida is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prida's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Talal S Hamdan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 313
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Talal Hamdan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Hamdan studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $970
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $575
Dr. Maher Mohamed Ayoubi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ayoubi completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Aarti A Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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