We found 5 providers matching angioplasty and who accept CIGNA POS near Oak Park, IL.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freihage studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freihage trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,111
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,039 - $12,735
  • Medicare Cost: $649 - $4,164
Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Ankush Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Ankush Goel is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Goel's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, heart surgery, and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Surgery, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,126
  • Medicare Cost: $678
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Mohamed Rahman specializes in adult nephrology. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahman studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Rahman speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,255 - $3,649
  • Medicare Cost: $1,334 - $1,584

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.