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Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,405
  • Medicare Cost: $540
Dr. Alpesh Rasik Shah, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
2950 Cullen Boulevard; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Alpesh Shah is an interventional cardiologist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. George Schroth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. George Schroth is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveed U Saqib, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naveed Saqib works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saqib is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. 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. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Pratt studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Haytham Asad Al-Azzeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Haytham Al-Azzeh's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Al-Azzeh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,383
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Nisheeth Kumar Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nisheeth Goel specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $568
Dr. Henry Muniz, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Muniz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel.

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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.