We found 7 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Toms River, NJ.

Dr. Richard Youngjae Chang, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
368 Lakehurst Road; Suite 301
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Chang works as a cardiologist in Manchester Township, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Forked River, NJ. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $634
  • Medicare Cost: $634
Dr. Renato Antonio Apolito, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9 Mule Road; E-1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Renato Apolito practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is especially interested in angioplasty. Dr. Apolito's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Apolito is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,150
  • Medicare Cost: $603
Dr. Sanjiv Sobti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
368 Lakehurst Road; Suite 301
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Sanjiv Sobti works as a cardiologist in Toms River, NJ and Whiting, NJ. Dr. Sobti accepts Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $634
  • Medicare Cost: $634
Dr. Maurice D Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9 Mule Road; Suite E-1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Maurice Weiss practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in angioplasty. Dr. Weiss honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,150
  • Medicare Cost: $609
Dr. Jay H Stone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
367 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Stone's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Toms River, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Stone graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Stone trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $612
Dr. Bruce Joseph Haik, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
780 Route 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Haik's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haik accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,800
  • Medicare Cost: $634
Dr. James Frank Orlando, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
35 Beaverson Boulevard; Lions Head Park, Unit 9b
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. James Orlando is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include angioplasty. Dr. Orlando is affiliated with Community Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Orlando average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,150
  • Medicare Cost: $625

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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.