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We found 16 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans 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. 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. Michael Sandlin Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sweeney's practice is open to new patients.

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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
Dr. David Alan Ott, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1101 Bates Avenue; Suite P514
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Ott is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ott's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Repair, Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,985
  • Medicare Cost: $970
Dr. Charudatta Shrikant Bavare, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charudatta Bavare is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Bavare is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Brain AVM, Ablation, Carotid Endarterectomy, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacobo Nurko, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurko average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nurko's clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. 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, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Taj Mohiuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Imran Mohiuddin's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mohiuddin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Invasive Cardiology, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Nahas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Nahas's clinical interests include mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nahas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Mitral Valve Disease, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,586
  • Medicare Cost: $1,020
Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1846
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pickard studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

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
Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sartori include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Sartori's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincenzo Nmn Virgadamo, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Virgadamo is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Virgadamo's areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea, and carotid endarterectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Virgadamo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virgadamo honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Virgadamo attended medical school at the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Virgadamo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, Aneurysm, Neck ... (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.