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We found 11 providers matching angioplasty and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He attended Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Hariharan is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,379
  • Medicare Cost: $122
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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sokhon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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, Stents, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,440 - $1,731
  • Medicare Cost: $571 - $580
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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. Dr. De La Guardia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,733
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $554
Dr. Vincent (None) Aquino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Aquino specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Aquino is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Aquino attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aquino honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $561
Dr. Bruce Scot Lachterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Lachterman, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lachterman studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lachterman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Lachterman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $558
Dr. Chacko Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Alexander accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Alexander completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Peripheral Angioplasty, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $532
Dr. Gustavo Adolfo 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; he sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Grieco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Grieco average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grieco is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,204
  • Medicare Cost: $579
Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Avendano is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,204
  • Medicare Cost: $564
Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Kwoh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kwoh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty

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

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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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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.