We found 35 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Gomez's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gomez attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gomez's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Coselli average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coselli 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. 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Letsou's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes 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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. He attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Dr. Tripathy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ourania Preventza's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include aortic root replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Dr. Preventza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Preventza attended medical school at 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. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Bhatia is open to new patients. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Gordon Hunter Martin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gordon Martin practices vascular surgery in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Martin takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,370
  • Medicare Cost: $879
Dr. Richard Walker Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lee is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include aortic aneurysm, stroke, and carotid endarterectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

Dr. Arash Keyhani, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Keyhani's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Keyhani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keyhani include carotid endarterectomy, peripheral vascular surgery, and endovascular aneurysm repair. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Keyhani performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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's specialties are legal medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Harlin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise consist of thoracic outlet syndrome, lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Park Plaza Hospital, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid ... (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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery. Dr. Lafuente is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lafuente is open to 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. Gavin Wayne Britz, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 944
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Britz's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Britz is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include pituitary surgery, acoustic neuroma, and spine surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Britz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Britz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Brain AVM, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pituitary Surgery, Aneurysm, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg 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. Dr. Rosenberg is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rosenberg has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lawrie's areas of expertise include the following: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Lawrie has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice 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. Michael Sandlin Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Sweeney a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Sweeney studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,391
  • Medicare Cost: $983

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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.