We found 25 providers matching angioplasty and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Richard Lee is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, stroke, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for 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. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Guillermo Torre is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Torre is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Torre takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Torre's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. George Schroth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Msb 1.256
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Schroth is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Jerry Estep is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Estep include brachytherapy (seed implants), heart transplant, and angioplasty. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Estep 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Bree's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bree has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. 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, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Kleiman's average patient rating 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. Kleiman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Dipan Shah is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Earl Mangin is a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Mangin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. Sanjay Kunapuli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Kunapuli's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kunapuli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Kunapuli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kunapuli attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kunapuli welcomes 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Buergler include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Buergler is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Buergler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bechara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bechara is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Pratt studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmarian's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mahmarian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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.