We found 6 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
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 105
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Chemmalakuzhy sees patients in Irving, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Grand Prairie, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chemmalakuzhy attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chemmalakuzhy include coronary angiogram and peripheral vascular surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chemmalakuzhy's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: vasculitis and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Foster graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Foster completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. The average patient rating for Dr. Foster is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Vasculitis, Varicose Veins

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $642 - $1,156
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $328
Dr. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Rothkopf is rated highly by his patients. 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 Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rothkopf is 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Mirza Baig specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Baig (or staff) speaks Urdu. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Baig's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He honors 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: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1341 W Mockingbird Lane; Suite 240e
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Suman Bireddy's specialty is adult nephrology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bireddy takes. Before completing his residency 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, Dr. Bireddy attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. Dr. Bireddy speaks Telugu. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Pelphrey's professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). 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 Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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.

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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.