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

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Mangin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and heart valve disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mangin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mangin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $1,353
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $514
Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ellis 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 open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Michael Koo specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Koo's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koo's office for an appointment. He 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. Sherman Y Tang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Tang works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Tang graduated from China Medical University, Taiwan. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tang's 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. Alan B Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden specializes in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lumsden is accepting 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. Yi Jonathan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Y. Zhang specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain surgery, acoustic neuroma, and angioplasty. Dr. Zhang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhang is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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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