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We found 5 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Dr. Alan Boyd Lumsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, 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 general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lumsden's office for an appointment. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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

Dr. Eric Peden practices vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Peden's areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peden honors. Dr. Peden's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jacobo Nurko's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurko include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. On average, patients gave Dr. Nurko a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Fayez Hadidi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hadidi's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadidi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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.