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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Hariharan is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,379
  • Medicare Cost: $122
Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke 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, Stents, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Denfield, who practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Denfield trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for her residency. Dr. Denfield has received the distinction of 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. Kenichi Fujise, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenichi Fujise is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Fujise is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fujise is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $597
Dr. Gerald Richard Fortuna Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Fortuna specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. Dr. Fortuna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, Memorial Hermann, and Washington University Physicians. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stents. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. After attending Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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

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

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

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. Dr. Mehta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Mehta is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,050
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris welcomes 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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mohsin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohsin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. Dr. Mohsin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohsin takes. Dr. Mohsin is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Mohsin trained 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He 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. Dr. Davies's education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and residency at Mount Carmel Health System and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Davies (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Davies is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and the University Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,953 - $3,003
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $569
Dr. Ali Azizzadeh Azizzadeh Fard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Azizzadeh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and aortic aneurysm. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Azizzadeh 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $997 - $1,477
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $273
Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, 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 works as a cardiologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Iliescu's distinctions include: 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. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,848
  • Medicare Cost: $559
Dr. Richard Warren Smalling, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Smalling, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Smalling is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,286
  • Medicare Cost: $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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nishikawa's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Keio University for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Biswajit Kar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Biswajit Kar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in advanced heart failure. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kar graduated from the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,211
  • Medicare Cost: $507

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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.