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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 is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Bechara is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bechara accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Lumsden is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lumsden is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Eric Peden is a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peden include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally 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. Dr. Peden is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurko average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nurko's clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jean Bismuth's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Bismuth is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadidi is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hadidi 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.