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We found 5 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575 Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tripathy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,056
Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,091
Dr. Robert Lee McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. McKowen has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKowen takes. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. McKowen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sclerotherapy, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,448
  • Medicare Cost: $1,040
Dr. Alan Boyd Lumsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Lumsden average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lumsden is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

Dr. Imran Taj Mohiuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
20403 University Boulevard; Suite 600
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Imran Mohiuddin is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. Dr. Mohiuddin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Invasive Cardiology, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.