We found 122 providers matching angioplasty and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Mitschke's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Dr. Denfield honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Denfield is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fortuna include cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fortuna is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Memorial Hermann, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Guilherme Vianna Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guilherme Silva practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and then he performed 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. He is especially interested in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stent. Dr. Silva honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Silva is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Luling, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stent. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Davies is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and the University Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davies (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azizzadeh include thoracic outlet syndrome, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Azizzadeh is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty)

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Arterial Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim's training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patient ratings for Dr. Karim average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Cezar Iliescu is an adult cardiology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Iliescu has received distinctions including Outstanding Faculty Teacher, UT Health Science Center Houston; Outstanding Interventional Faculty, UT Health Science Center at Houston; and Best Teacher of the Year, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Iliescu 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. Richard Warren Smalling, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Smalling's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Smalling attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smalling is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Mitral Valvuloplasty, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,286
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $561
Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa 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 welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Nishikawa attended medical school at Keio University. Dr. Nishikawa has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Matteethra Jacob is an adult cardiologist and internist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacob include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jacob attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Berman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Berman attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stress Testing

Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Sartori welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (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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