We found 7 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 Vascular Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Armstrong is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Armstrong is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Armstrong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Armstrong 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. His practice 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Berlowitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berlowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Berlowitz is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve ... (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. 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 works as an adult cardiologist in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Randall has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). 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. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Fernandez studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. 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. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fernandez's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, 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. Prida graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prida trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, 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 accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Aarti Patel, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel takes 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. After attending Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL and Dade City, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ayoubi completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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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