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We found 13 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hariharan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and interventional radiologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Sokhon attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De La Guardia takes. He is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. Dr. De La Guardia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is conversant in 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. Gustavo Adolfo Grieco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gustavo Grieco is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Grieco average 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Grieco takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,204
  • Medicare Cost: $579
Dr. Vincent (None) Aquino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Aquino works as an adult cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aquino takes. Dr. Aquino has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $561
Dr. Annie Thomas Varughese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 460
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Annie Varughese practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Varughese a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: echocardiogram (echo), cardiac catheterization, and arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varughese graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For her residency, Dr. Varughese trained at Atlanta Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty), peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress Testing, Stents, Arterial Angioplasty, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amilcar Avendano is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Avendano attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Avendano is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,204
  • Medicare Cost: $564
Dr. Bruce Scot Lachterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Lachterman is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Lachterman graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lachterman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lachterman takes. He 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
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Chacko Alexander's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Alexander honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His 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 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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $532
Dr. Sanjaykumar R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sanjaykumar Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Patel graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $554
Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwoh attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. His clinical interests include telemedicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Radhakrishnan trained at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radhakrishnan accepts. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Telemedicine

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $200
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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX. In Dr. Moukaddem's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 294
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,784 - $4,100
  • Medicare Cost: $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.