We found 9 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
43 N Pathfinders Circle
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon's clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Sokhon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. De La Guardia is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. De La Guardia focuses on cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. Dr. De La Guardia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,733
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557
Dr. Sanjaykumar R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patel works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting 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. Bruce Scot Lachterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Lachterman is a cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Lachterman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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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. Chacko Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Alexander accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Peripheral Angioplasty, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Gustavo Grieco is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Grieco is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,204
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $579
Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Avendano a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Avendano accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwoh include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwoh's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwoh include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Jay Radhakrishnan practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Radhakrishnan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Radhakrishnan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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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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