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Dr. Venkata Ramana Aligeti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Aligeti's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Advanced Heart Care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aligeti welcomes new patients. He attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 198
  • Charge (avg.): $224 - $2,777
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $291
Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wurzburg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 179
  • Charge (avg.): $224 - $2,777
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $285

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards sees patients in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Edwards studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $86
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $33

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. Dr. Varma's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82

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What is an Angiogram?

Angiography is the use of x-rays to examine blood vessels, especially in order to identify any blocked or misshapen vessels that may cause problems. The test itself is called an angiogram. Some of the disorders that angiograms can be used to diagnose include:
  • Blockages and narrowing
  • Weakened walls and bulging, called an aneurysm
  • Malformations and misshapen blood vessels
  • Kidney artery conditions
  • Aorta artery conditions
  • Vein problems, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and blood clots or embolisms

During an angiogram, the doctor inserts a very thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel through an opening in the groin or arm. The catheter is threaded through the body to the site of the suspected problem, where a small amount of dye is injected into the bloodstream and x-rays are taken. The dye makes the surrounding blood vessels visible via x-ray.

If necessary, certain procedures can be performed after an angiogram while the catheter is in place. Angioplasty is the use of a catheter to widen narrowed or blocked arteries. Stents are like tiny coiled springs that hold blood vessels open, and they can be placed during a catheterization. Damaged heart valves can also be repaired or replaced.

A typical angiogram takes about an hour to perform, but it may be longer if the catheterization is used to perform procedures on the blood vessels. It may be uncomfortable at times but is usually not painful. Afterwards, you may be monitored for up to six hours to make sure any bleeding from the insertion site has stopped, and you will be given fluids to help flush the dye from your body. For a day or two after an angiogram it is important to drink plenty of fluids and keep strenuous activity to a minimum.
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