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We found 5 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Amerigroup near Houston, TX.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Coselli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coselli honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Coselli performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Letsou's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Letsou's office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tripathy graduated from S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his professional training, Dr. Tripathy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,056
Dr. Arash Keyhani, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Keyhani works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keyhani include carotid endarterectomy, peripheral vascular surgery, and endovascular aneurysm repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Keyhani attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Keyhani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Peter Macris, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1631 North Loop W; Suite 240
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Macris is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Macris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,178
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.