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Dr. Kishore Jaichand Harjai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Kishore Harjai is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Sayre, PA, Scranton, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harjai accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harjai (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Harjai is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Pain, Aortic Valve Disease, Shortness of Breath, Coronary Angioplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $7,076
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533
Dr. David Raymond Mariner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 East Mountain Drive
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. David Mariner's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mariner include endovascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mariner honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Endovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $3,882 - $7,865
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $423

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
200 South River Street
Plains, PA
 

Dr. Chester Yavorski works as a vascular surgeon. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Yavorski attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Yavorski takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $283
Dr. Shivprasad Dattatraya Nikam, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Shivprasad Nikam is a vascular surgeon in Mount Pocono, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nikam include lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery and peripheral vascular interventions. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nikam accepts. He attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Nikam (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chatla V.R. Ramana Reddy, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Interventional Cardiology
1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. C. Reddy is an organ transplantation and interventional cardiology specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include heart problems. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Family Health Plus.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $7,076
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
667 N River Street; Suite 201
Plains, PA
 

Dr. John Ellis is a Plains, PA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of York Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ellis takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Melissa Anne Obmann, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Obmann is a specialist in vascular surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Obmann is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Obmann studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Varicose Veins, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Endovenous Ablation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
166 Hanover Street; Suite 305
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rupp's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Rupp takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Clemens Maria Schirmer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Clemens Schirmer's specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schirmer include hemifacial spasm, brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schirmer accepts. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Unfortunately, Dr. Schirmer is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , venoplasty (venous angioplasty), angioplasty

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Bypass Surgery, Venoplasty, Second Opinions, Intracranial Hypertension, ... (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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