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

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

Dr. George Letsou works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Letsou performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Dr. Bechara's clinical interests: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Bechara is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bechara welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Patients rated Dr. Lumsden highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lumsden attended medical school at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eric Peden works as a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Peden is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peden honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurko include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nurko honors 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nurko's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jean Bismuth specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Bismuth include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bismuth is accepting 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Hadidi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadidi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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