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Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 380
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $4,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $546 - $576
Dr. Faisal Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 208
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Wahid specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Wahid is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wahid include consultative cardiology, heart problems, and angioplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wahid takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wahid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angioplasty

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Meyer is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Meyer's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Meyer attended medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. He is conversant in Afrikaans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $565
Dr. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Prewitt include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Prewitt is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Karim's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,415
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576
Dr. Martin Steven Weiss, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 West University; Suite 4900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Martin Weiss sees patients in McKinney, TX, Plano, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors 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 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $555
Dr. Molly Ann Szerlip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Molly Szerlip's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szerlip include stent placement (stenting), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and angioplasty. Dr. Szerlip is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Szerlip is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Faizan Iftikhar, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
2517 Virginia Parkway; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faizan Iftikhar practices interventional cardiology in McKinney, TX. He is affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Iftikhar graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Iftikhar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559

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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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