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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 is a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dang include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. C. Rios' specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Rios speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rios trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Carrie Totta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Totta's clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Totta honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chilappa attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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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 cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (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 is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sweeney's professional 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.