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We found 7 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Jacob Chemmalakuzhy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Chemmalakuzhy works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram and peripheral vascular surgery. Dr. Chemmalakuzhy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Chemmalakuzhy attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chemmalakuzhy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,491
  • Medicare Cost: $514
Dr. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Irving, TX. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Patients rated Dr. Rothkopf highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rothkopf is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,491
  • Medicare Cost: $571
Dr. Armando Yepes, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Armando Yepes' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Yepes studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Yepes completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yepes accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Arno Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 215
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Travis Foster's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in vasculitis and varicose veins. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Foster is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Clinical Interests: Vasculitis, Varicose Veins

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $642 - $1,156
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $328
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Mirza Baig's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Baig's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and carotid artery stenting. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baig accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Baig (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Peripheral Angiogram, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suman K Bireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1341 W Mockingbird Lane; Suite 240e
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Suman Bireddy's specialty is adult nephrology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Bireddy graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. For his residency, Dr. Bireddy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Tarrant Nephrology Associates.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 205
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,800 - $5,973
  • Medicare Cost: $1,288 - $1,320
Dr. Andrew Christian Pelphrey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane; Suit 240e
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Pelphrey is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Pelphrey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 159
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,676 - $5,001
  • Medicare Cost: $1,244 - $1,271

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.