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, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include 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 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Letsou graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. Carlos Bechara's medical specialty is vascular surgery. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Bechara's areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechara takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Vasculitis, Varicose Veins, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jacobo Nurko practices vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nurko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nurko has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alan B Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden works as a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Lumsden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lumsden is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Eric Peden is a specialist in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Peden is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peden accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Peden is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Varicose Veins, Carotid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jean Bismuth is a vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Bismuth's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bismuth include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bismuth takes 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 is a graduate of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences.

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

Dr. Fayez Hadidi is a cardiologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Hadidi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadidi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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.

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