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Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
235 W Palm Street; Suite 107
Bellville, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Andrew Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
235 W Palm Street; Suite 107
Bellville, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Jacobson, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jacobson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Jacobson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
235 W Palm Street; Suite 107
Bellville, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris sees patients in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
235 W Palm Street; Suite 107
Bellville, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman is an adult cardiologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Berman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Berman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stress Testing

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  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $587

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.