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Dr. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
25329 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sokhon's clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sokhon at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty, arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty)

All Interests: Cardiac Devices, Catheter Ablation, Angiogram, Stent, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. De La Guardia is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,733
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557
Dr. Bruce Scot Lachterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Lachterman's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lachterman honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Lachterman attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $558
Dr. Sanjaykumar R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $554
Dr. Gustavo A Grieco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gustavo Grieco's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Grieco highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,204
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander's specialty is adult cardiology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. For his residency, Dr. Alexander trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $532
Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Avendano accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,204
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $564
Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kwoh has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vein Disease, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
9191 Pinecroft; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jay Radhakrishnan's areas of specialization are vein disease (phlebology), vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Radhakrishnan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $200

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Uyeda has indicated that his clinical interests include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Uyeda attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and 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, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 383
  • Charge (avg.): $3,784 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,316 - $1,469

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Moukaddem has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moukaddem is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $3,784 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,246 - $1,289

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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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