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We found 35 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice 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. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. Dr. Gomez is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
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. Gordon Hunter Martin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gordon Martin is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,370
  • Medicare Cost: $879
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. Stuart Anthony Harlin, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
925 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Harlin works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and legal medicine specialist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Harlin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for residency. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,310
  • Medicare Cost: $1,114
Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
Dr. Jayer Chung, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jayer Chung's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Park Plaza Hospital, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). Dr. Chung graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Chung accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Ourania Alkiviadis Preventza, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ourania Preventza is a cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Preventza has a special interest in aortic root replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). She is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Endarterectomy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Walker Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lee specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, stroke, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, Stroke, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Antonio Lafuente, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Lafuente works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Lafuente include heart surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafuente takes. He attended medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lafuente welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,544
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawrie is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawrie is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,868
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
Dr. Gavin Wayne Britz, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 944
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Britz is a neurosurgery specialist in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pituitary surgery, acoustic neuroma, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Britz is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Britz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Britz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Brain AVM, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain Tumor, ... (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. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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.