We found 7 providers matching angioplasty and who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Paul Alexander Armstrong, MD, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Armstrong sees patients in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Armstrong takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Armstrong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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 a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Randall's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Tampa Community Hospital. 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. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Prida attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Prida 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3rd Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berlowitz takes. Dr. Berlowitz is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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

Dr. Aarti Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is professionally 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)

Dr. Maher Mohamed Ayoubi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL and Dade City, FL. Dr. Ayoubi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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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