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Dr. Jose Manuel Wiley, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
629 West 185th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jose Wiley practices interventional cardiology in Bronx, NY, Jackson Heights, NY, and New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of coronary angioplasty (PTCA), coronary artery disease, and heart stent placement. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Wiley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiley is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Wiley speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, ... (Read more)

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Dr. George D Dangas, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Dangas is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dangas honors. Dr. Dangas attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart Stent Placement, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
  • Based on 388 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
  • Based on 350 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
177 Fort Washington Avenue
Nerw York, NY
 

Dr. Nirat Beohar's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beohar honors. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,289
  • Medicare Cost: $727
Dr. Dean Clinton Preddie, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dean Preddie is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Preddie honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Preddie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 567
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,527 - $4,901
  • Medicare Cost: $1,488 - $1,566
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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.