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

Dr. Stuart Jacobson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Jacobson's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jacobson 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke practices adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mitschke attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Randall Morris is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Morris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.