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Dr. Jacobo Nurko, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
4301 Garth Road; Suite 212-independence Plaza 2
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a specialist in vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $1,928 - $3,003
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $555
Dr. Carlos Fares Bechara, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Bechara works as a vascular surgeon in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Bechara's areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bechara accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Bechara attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Vasculitis, Varicose Veins, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan B Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lumsden is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lumsden's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lumsden studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric K Peden, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Eric Peden's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Peden's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Peden is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Brain AVM, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Varicose Veins, Carotid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 174
  • Charge (avg.): $1,656 - $2,527
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $268
Dr. Jean Bismuth, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jean Bismuth is a specialist in vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Bismuth is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bismuth is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Brain AVM, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $1,928 - $3,003
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $515

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda works as an adult nephrologist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uyeda takes. Dr. Uyeda is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 383
  • Charge (avg.): $3,784 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,316 - $1,469

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Moukaddem graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Moukaddem is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $3,784 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,246 - $1,289

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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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