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We found 7 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept Aetna near Baytown, TX.

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carlos Bechara's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bechara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bechara is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bechara's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lumsden graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Eric Kevin 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 has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Peden accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Peden is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Varicose Veins, Carotid ... (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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nurko's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Nurko has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jean Bismuth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jean Bismuth practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bismuth's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bismuth is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Fayez Hussin Jahed Hadidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4301 Garth Road Road; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Fayez Hadidi specializes in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hadidi average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadidi accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hadidi has an open panel.

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.