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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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. Dr. Barker graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barker 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 sees patients in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schroth's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, stroke, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Douglas Bree sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bree takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Torre graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Torre has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah welcomes 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), heart transplant, and angioplasty. Dr. Estep is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Estep attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Craig Pratt's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt 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. Pratt attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Mangin has an open panel.

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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 general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 is open to new patients. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinction: 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kleiman's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kleiman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kunapuli graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kunapuli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kunapuli has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Buergler include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Buergler is rated highly by his patients. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Buergler 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bechara's areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Bechara is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bechara's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Mahmarian is a graduate of New York Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mahmarian is accepting 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.