We found 6 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept United Healthcare POS near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Carlos Bechara works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Bechara include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Bechara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Bechara attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bechara is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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.

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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 is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lumsden is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Peden's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Peden an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Peden include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and carotid endarterectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Peden's practice is open to 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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurko include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nurko is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Bismuth average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bismuth's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bismuth studied medicine at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadidi's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadidi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadidi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

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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.