We found 117 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (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 general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fortuna include cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fortuna honors. After attending 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. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. He graduated from New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is conversant in Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Azizzadeh include thoracic outlet syndrome, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Azizzadeh's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amin Karim, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Karim has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following 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. Cezar A Iliescu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cezar Iliescu's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Iliescu graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. 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. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Khan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan's residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricky Paul Ganim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ganim practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Humble, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganim has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Healthcare Professional of the Year Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Ganim is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,766
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545
Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sartori's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sartori honors. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Anil C Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Odhav takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503
Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Nishikawa attended Keio University for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nishikawa has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Alpesh Rasik Shah, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alpesh Shah is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Susan W Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Denfield attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Dr. Denfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Denfield has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Dr. Mahboob Alam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahboob Alam is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Alam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Alam is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Alam attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Alam honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Percutaneous Coronary ... (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, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mehta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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