We found 4 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Amerigroup near Houston, TX.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Letsou completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy accepts. Dr. Tripathy is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,056
Dr. Arash Keyhani, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Keyhani's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Keyhani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a special interest in carotid endarterectomy, peripheral vascular surgery, and endovascular aneurysm repair. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keyhani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Greater Heights Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

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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.

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