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We found 6 vascular surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Michael Ben Silva Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Silva is a vascular surgery specialist in Galveston, TX. Dr. Silva attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Columbus Hospital, Chicago for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Zulifiqar Faisal Cheema, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Zulfiqar Cheema is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Galveston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheema accepts. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Charlie Cheng-Hsi Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard; 6.136 Mccullough Building
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Charlie Cheng is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Angleton, TX, Galveston, TX, and League City, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Cheng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Cheng takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Patrick Thomas Roughneen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Roughneen is a heart surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roughneen studied medicine at the University of Leicester Medical School. His residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Grant T Fankhauser, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Grant Fankhauser is a vascular surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fankhauser attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Fankhauser is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Nikita Tihonov, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikita Tihonov's specialty is vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Tihonov attended Belarussian State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgeons provide both medical and surgical care for the blood vessels of the body. This includes arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels, but not usually the heart or large vessels immediately surrounding the heart -- those are cared for by cardiologists or cardiothoracic surgeons.

Some of the blood vessel disorders that might require treatment by a vascular surgeon include:
  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous thrombosis, or clots in the veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease, where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the legs
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries leading to the brain

Vascular surgery is an unusual surgical specialty because it offers medical care, testing, and non-invasive procedures, as well as complete surgical care. So depending on the diagnosis, a vascular surgeon may offer care or treatment that is non-invasive (such as imaging, diet, or exercise), minimally invasive (such as catheter procedures), or traditional surgery.

When vascular disease disrupts oxygen and nutrients from being delivered efficiently within the body, a vascular surgeon can help restore the flow of health.