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We found 11 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hariharan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,379
  • Medicare Cost: $122
Dr. Gordon Hunter Martin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gordon Martin is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Martin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Martin is professionally 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. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barker at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker's practice is open to 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Schroth has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He attended King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saqib accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pratt's 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Al-Azzeh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Grace Hospital, Detroit's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Goel is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $568
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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX. In Dr. Moukaddem's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from 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
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz is an adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Muniz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Muniz welcomes 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.