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Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barker at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,405
  • Medicare Cost: $540
Dr. Alpesh Rasik Shah, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
Smith Tower
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alpesh Shah is an interventional cardiologist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. George Schroth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Msb 1.256
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Schroth's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Schroth has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Walker Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lee is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, stroke, and carotid endarterectomy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, Stroke, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,928
  • Medicare Cost: $187
Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Torre include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torre has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Dipan Jogendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dipan Shah, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Dean Estep Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Estep practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Estep's areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), heart transplant, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Estep takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Douglas R Bree, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; #620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Bree, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bree's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bree has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pratt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Mangin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangin honors. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,353
  • Medicare Cost: $514
Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,959
  • Medicare Cost: $224
Dr. Neal S Kleiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street; F1035
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neal Kleiman, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kleiman's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kleiman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,405
  • Medicare Cost: $553
Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kunapuli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kunapuli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kunapuli is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,405 - $3,003
  • Medicare Cost: $556 - $602
Dr. John Martin Buergler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Buergler works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Buergler is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Buergler has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Fares Bechara, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Bechara is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Bechara's clinical interests include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bechara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Vasculitis, Varicose Veins, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Mahmarian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Mahmarian is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmarian include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Mahmarian is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (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.