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Dr. David Littleton Rollins, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. David Rollins is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Rollins attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angioplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Rollins has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rollins honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. Roger G Espinosa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Roger Espinosa's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Espinosa average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinosa takes. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Espinosa is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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

Dr. Vikram Rao practices vascular surgery in Concord, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Beachwood, OH. He obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include the following: spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is professionally 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Ahmad Banna's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), angioplasty, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. Dr. Banna is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Banna is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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