We found 6 providers matching angioplasty and who accept CIGNA EPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Sherman Yuan-Hsien Tang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Tang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at China Medical University, Taiwan. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Ellis's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #420
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Mangin's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangin takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,353
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $514
Dr. Alan Boyd Lumsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lumsden is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Hosung Koo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway Mob1; Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Koo's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Koo's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Koo obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

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

Dr. Yi Jonathan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Y. Zhang works as a neurosurgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain surgery, acoustic neuroma, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zhang attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Zhang's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Brain Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Brain ... (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.
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