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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Sindoni Lane
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Gerald Ukrainski's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Ukrainski attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Sindoni Lane
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Khaw is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cardiac (heart) stress testing and heart stent placement. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Khaw accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,170
  • Medicare Cost: $621
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Sindoni Lane
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Wroblewski's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wroblewski's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, aortic aneurysm, and angina. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Sindoni Lane
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. John Saia practices adult cardiology in Hammonton, NJ. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and angina. Dr. Saia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saia is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Sindoni Lane
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jing-Sheng Zheng's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Zheng is a graduate of Fujian Medical University. For Dr. Zheng's residency, Dr. Zheng trained at Providence Hospital, Washington D.C.. Dr. Zheng's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Zheng takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.