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. John Thompson Sullebarger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Sullebarger's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Sullebarger's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sullebarger graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Sullebarger (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $610
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 is an adult cardiology specialist. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Patients rated Dr. Randall highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Randall 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. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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

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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armstrong accepts. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Armstrong trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Armstrong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Michael Berlowitz is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Berlowitz attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Patient ratings for Dr. Berlowitz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting 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: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 213 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez is an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, ... (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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Maher Mohamed Ayoubi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ayoubi's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ayoubi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Fadi Adib Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4 Columbia Drive; #630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Matar 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Matar speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $636
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 313
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Talal Hamdan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamdan studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $950 - $970
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $575
Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is a cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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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.