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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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Martin attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Martin 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: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,025
  • Medicare Cost: $188
Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4102 Woodlawn; Suite 110
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saqib honors. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saqib attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Saqib is 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. Mohammad Madjid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11452 Space Ctr Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Madjid, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Madjid's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis and research. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

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

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 270
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Moukaddem include 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. He has an open panel. Dr. Moukaddem is a graduate of 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
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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 270
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Uyeda's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Uyeda's 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
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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8876 Gulf Freeway; Suite 215
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muniz takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Muniz studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3351 Plainview; Suite A7
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Baytown, TX and Pasadena, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hafeez include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hafeez accepts. Before completing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Dr. Hafeez attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Hafeez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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)

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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.