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We found 9 providers matching angioplasty and who accept United Healthcare near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr. Gordon Hunter Martin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11476 Space Ctr Boulevard; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gordon Martin is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,025 - $1,965
  • Medicare Cost: $188 - $389
Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4102 Woodlawn; Suite 110
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveed U Saqib, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11476 Space Ctr Boulevard; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naveed Saqib practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saqib attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Disease, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Endovascular Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,026
  • Medicare Cost: $227
Dr. Karan Surinder Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 310
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Karan Bhalla's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Bhalla attended medical school at GSVM Medical College and Seth G.S. Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,203
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Mohammad Madjid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11452 Space Ctr Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Madjid's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Madjid is especially interested in atherosclerosis and research. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Research, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bilal Mahmoud Moukaddem, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 270
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Dr. Moukaddem is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Moukaddem attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 294
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,784 - $4,100
  • Medicare Cost: $1,246 - $1,289
Dr. Jesse Kitanishi Uyeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 270
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uyeda include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 383
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,784 - $4,100
  • Medicare Cost: $1,316 - $1,469
Dr. Henry Muniz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8876 Gulf Freeway; Suite 215
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Muniz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Hafeez, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3351 Plainview; Suite A7
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Hafeez completed his residency training at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hafeez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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.