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We found 13 providers matching angioplasty and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sullebarger include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Sullebarger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sullebarger is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sullebarger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $610
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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral artery disease (PAD), angioplasty, and aneurysm. 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. Armstrong graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Armstrong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Armstrong 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. His professional affiliations include 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. 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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Berlowitz's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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, Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Berlowitz is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berlowitz welcomes 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Randall include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Randall 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. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Randall attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Randall's professional 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. Saihari Sadanandan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Saihari Sadanandan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. 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. Dr. Sadanandan graduated from Chengalpattu Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sadanandan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,453
  • Medicare Cost: $528
Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkire honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alkire has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Singh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prida takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Prida attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Matar obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. 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: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292
  • Medicare Cost: $636
Dr. Talal Shawki Hamdan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 313
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Talal Hamdan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hamdan graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. 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. He is 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. 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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ayoubi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ayoubi trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Aarti Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2605 W Swan Avenue; Suite 100, Office of Dr Ahmad Hamzah
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (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.