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

Dr. David Rollins works as a vascular surgeon in Willoughby, OH and Concord, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Rollins is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rollins include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angioplasty, and varicose veins. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Rollins is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Rollins attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $198 - $350
Dr. Roger G Espinosa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Roger Espinosa's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinosa include heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Espinosa's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Espinosa honors. Dr. Espinosa studied medicine at Cebu Institute of Medicine. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $539
Dr. Ahmad Banna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Ahmad Banna is a cardiologist in Painesville, OH and Willoughby, OH. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Banna's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), angioplasty, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Banna takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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, who practices in Concord, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 130
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $237 - $554
Dr. Timothy P Doyle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 120; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Doyle is an adult cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems, cardiac rehabilitation treatment, and cardiac catheterization. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doyle honors. Dr. Doyle's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Marc D Schrode, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 120; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marc Schrode, who practices in Willoughby, OH and Concord, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Schrode is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $614

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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.