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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Jacobson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobson takes. Dr. Jacobson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Mitschke's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Philip Berman, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Berman graduated from New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $587
Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
235 W Palm Street; Suite 107
Bellville, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Morris graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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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.