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

Dr. Travis Foster is a vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Foster has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: vasculitis and varicose veins. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Foster attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Foster is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Clinical Interests: Vasculitis, Varicose Veins

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $642 - $1,156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $328
Dr. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Rothkopf's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Mirza Baig is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Baig's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baig is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Baig (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Christian Pelphrey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane; Suit 240e
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Pelphrey's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Resources. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Pelphrey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 159
  • Charge (avg.): $4,676 - $5,001
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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