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We found 14 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 in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coselli's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Coselli completed his residency training 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

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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). 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. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Arash Keyhani, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Keyhani's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Keyhani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Keyhani's areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Keyhani graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Keyhani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Dallas, TX. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Park Plaza Hospital, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Preventza's areas of expertise include aortic root replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Her professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweeney average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include aortic aneurysm, biopsy, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Ott is a cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Ott is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Jacobo Nurko, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1401
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jacobo Nurko's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurko include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. On average, patients gave Dr. Nurko a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohiuddin include renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. Dr. Mohiuddin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network 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. Dr. Mohiuddin graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

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 is a cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery specialist. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include lung cancer, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas is a specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He works in Webster, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nahas include mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nahas is open to new patients. He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

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

Dr. Michele Sartori's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sartori include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Virgadamo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virgadamo's areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Virgadamo 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. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Virgadamo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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.