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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 in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. 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).

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,039 - $12,735
  • Medicare Cost: $649 - $4,164
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Mehta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,651
  • Medicare Cost: $521
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's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ankush Goel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in North Aurora, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. In his practice, Dr. Goel focuses on heart problems, heart surgery, and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Rolling Meadows, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahman is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Rahman is conversant in Arabic.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

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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.