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, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). 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 medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bechara average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bechara include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Bechara is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Bechara attended American University of the Caribbean School of 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 practices vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Peden has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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. Dr. Peden is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Lumsden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lumsden's office for an appointment.

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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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Nurko has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Bismuth include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bismuth at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 an adult cardiologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadidi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadidi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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