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Dr. Carlos Fares Bechara, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Bechara is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bechara's areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bechara's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Alan Lumsden works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lumsden is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nurko graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eric Peden is a specialist in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Peden's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Peden's 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jean Bismuth is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Bismuth's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bismuth takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Uyeda's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Uyeda is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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
4201 Garth Road; Suite 319
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Moukaddem's areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Moukaddem graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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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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