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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tang is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Tang attended China Medical University, Taiwan for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ellis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Dr. Ellis has an open panel. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated Dr. Mangin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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, 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 is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lumsden's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lumsden is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Koo is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Northport VA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Koo welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Koo trained 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. Dr. Zhang's areas of expertise include brain surgery, acoustic neuroma, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Zhang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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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