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We found 7 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Charles Joseph Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Charles Davidson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Davidson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davidson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,687
  • Medicare Cost: $690
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
767 Park Avenue West; Suite 340
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Justin Levisay is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Levisay's clinical interests encompass peripheral vascular interventions. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levisay honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Interventions

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,727
  • Medicare Cost: $676
Dr. Mark K Eskandari, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Eskandari practices vascular surgery in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Eskandari's clinical interests include endarterectomy, angioplasty, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eskandari accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Eskandari's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Lake Forest Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Stents, Stroke, Thoracic Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Mayer sees patients in Bannockburn, IL and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mayer graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,747
  • Medicare Cost: $556
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Carl Tommaso practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Tommaso is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tommaso has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,775
  • Medicare Cost: $643
Dr. Tadaki M Tomita, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tadaki Tomita, who practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include endarterectomy, thoracic outlet syndrome, and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Endarterectomy, Wounds, Aortic Dissection, Varicose Veins, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Wiet works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Wiet is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiet accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Evanston Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associated Cardiovascular Physicians and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Wiet is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,050
  • Medicare Cost: $643

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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.