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Dr. Susan W Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield works as a pediatric cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She is affiliated with Texas Children's West Tower, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Denfield has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Richard Fortuna Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Fortuna is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fortuna obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Endovascular Stent Grafting, Carotid Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Glynn Davies, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6550 Fannin; Suite 1401 Smith Tower - Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Davies' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davies graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davies (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and the University Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $1,953 - $3,003
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $194 - $569
Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karim's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Karim studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Karim completed a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Korlakunta is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Korlakunta graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,152
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $551
Dr. Guilherme Vianna Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guilherme Silva is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silva include heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stent. Dr. Silva takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Silva (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Mitschke has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mitschke's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matteethra Chandy Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matteethra Jacob's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. On average, patients gave Dr. Mehta a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Cezar A Iliescu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cezar Iliescu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Iliescu's distinctions include: Certificate of Appreciation, Tapan Upper Gulf Coast Region; CardioSurve Panelist, American College of Cardiology; and Outstanding Faculty Teacher, UT Health Science Center Houston. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Endovascular Disease, Thrombocytopenia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,848
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559
Dr. Salman Atiq Arain, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Salman Arain, who practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $512
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. Patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh Fard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Azizzadeh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty)

All Interests: Arterial Angioplasty, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Stenting, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Isaac, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Isaac sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Isaac's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaac accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Neil E Strickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neil Strickman works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. In Dr. Strickman's practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral vascular interventions and peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickman accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Disease, Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (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.
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