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Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Freihage is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Freihage graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 58
  • Charge (avg.): $2,111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670
Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Doshi completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, Stent, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,039 - $12,735
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $649 - $4,164

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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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