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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; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Charles Davidson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Davidson's practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, angioplasty, and balloon valvuloplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Davidson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Congenital Heart Disease, ... (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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levisay include peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Levisay accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Eskandari, who practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Eskandari include endarterectomy, angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Eskandari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Lake Forest Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Eskandari takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Eskandari is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Thomas Mayer's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Mayer attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tommaso completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tadaki Tomita is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Tomita attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lahey Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, thoracic outlet syndrome, and angioplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tomita's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wiet is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Associated Cardiovascular Physicians and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Wiet honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wiet's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wiet trained at Evanston Hospital.

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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.