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

Dr. Mirza Baig's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baig include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Baig is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Baig (or staff) is conversant in 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. Michael Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX

Dr. Michael Rothkopf practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothkopf's areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Rothkopf attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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)

Dr. Jaynish B Patel, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
5807 Waters Edge Drive
Irving, TX

Dr. Jaynish Patel's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, angioplasty, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). His professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Southlake. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Angioplasty, Vascular Ultrasound

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203

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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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