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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. Dr. Sokhon's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokhon accepts. Dr. Sokhon attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His 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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Dr. De La Guardia's areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. De La Guardia is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel has an open panel. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Lachterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and 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. Chacko Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Alexander's education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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, who practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Grieco is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Grieco is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Avendano's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Avendano's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a nephrologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kwoh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwoh's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kwoh 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 his 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)

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

Dr. Jay Radhakrishnan works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Radhakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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

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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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