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Dr. Roger G Espinosa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Roger Espinosa, who practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Espinosa is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Espinosa accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539
Dr. David Littleton Rollins, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. David Rollins' area of specialization is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rollins include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angioplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Rollins's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rollins trained at Hartford Hospital for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $198 - $350

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Ahmad Banna works as a cardiologist in Painesville, OH and Willoughby, OH. On average, patients gave Dr. Banna a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), angioplasty, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Banna is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikram K Rao, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Vikram Rao is a vascular surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. His areas of expertise include spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Ultrasound, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Spider Veins, ... (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.
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