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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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva takes. He has received the distinction of 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's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Cheema is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cheema completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Galveston, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Roughneen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Leicester Medical School and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

Dr. Grant Fankhauser's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Fankhauser's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nikita Tihonov is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Belarussian State Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Tihonov speaks Russian. Dr. Tihonov is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.