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We found 20 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Tampa, FL.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Berlowitz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berlowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Randall takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), angioplasty, and aneurysm. 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. Armstrong studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Armstrong welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Fadi Matar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Matar average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. 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. Matar welcomes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Matar 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. Saihari Sadanandan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Saihari Sadanandan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is especially interested in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Sadanandan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Chengalpattu Medical College and the University of Madras. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,453
  • Medicare Cost: $528
Dr. John Thompson Sullebarger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Usf Cardiology Fci Division; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Sullebarger's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Sullebarger (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with 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: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $610
Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire works as a vascular surgeon, trauma surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Alkire attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. Patients gave Dr. Alkire an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Alkire is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $975
  • Medicare Cost: $571
Dr. Marc Robert Stauffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marc Stauffer's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Stauffer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $970
  • Medicare Cost: $615
Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fernandez welcomes new patients. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. Dr. Prida honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He welcomes 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL and Dade City, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Dr. Ayoubi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Ayoubi 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

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Mark William Weston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Weston practices adult cardiology in Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Weston graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,173
  • Medicare Cost: $558
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 313
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Talal Hamdan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hamdan is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $970
  • Medicare Cost: $575
Dr. Humberto Alfonso Coto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4600 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Humberto Coto sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Coto is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Coto completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He is especially interested in holter monitoring. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coto is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Holter Monitoring

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421
  • Medicare Cost: $607
Dr. Aarti A 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. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. After attending Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel's practice 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.