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We found 6 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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coselli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. He studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his residency, Dr. Tripathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tripathy's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keyhani include carotid endarterectomy, peripheral vascular surgery, and endovascular aneurysm repair. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Keyhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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 works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Macris is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Macris has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,178
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
Dr. Scott Edwin Olsson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Olsson specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Cypress, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Olsson attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,107
  • Medicare Cost: $1,035

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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.