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We found 5 providers matching angiogram and who accept Cigna Bronze EPO near Rockwall, TX.

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

Dr. Venkata Aligeti specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Aligeti is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Advanced Heart Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Aligeti completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 198
  • Uninsured Cost: $224 - $2,777
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $291
Dr. Manuel Wilfrido Cruz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate; Suite 650
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Cruz is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Cruz is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical Interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,515 - $2,777
  • Medicare Cost: $263 - $303
Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Wurzburg's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 179
  • Uninsured Cost: $224 - $2,777
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $285
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Edwards's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $86
  • Medicare Cost: $33
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Varma attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Varma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $250 - $2,777
  • Medicare Cost: $82 - $233

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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.