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Dr. Elizabeth V Dang VI, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang specializes in adult cardiology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dang trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Totta include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Totta graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chilappa is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar David D Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. C. Rios is an adult cardiologist in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Belton, MO. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Rios focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rios completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rios is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Tooth Extractions, Device ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Patrick Patrick Sweeney II, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
17065 South Us Highway 71; Imaging Department
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Sweeney's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Sweeney attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sweeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,175
  • Medicare Cost: $181

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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.