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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hariharan honors. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine, Dr. Hariharan performed 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. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sokhon 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. After attending Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks 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, 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia's areas of expertise include 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. De La Guardia is affiliated with 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Grieco is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Grieco is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aquino studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for his residency. Dr. Aquino has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), cardiac catheterization, and arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty). Dr. Varughese has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varughese accepts. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Varughese speaks Spanish. Dr. Varughese 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Avendano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Lachterman honors 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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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Conroe, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College and Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Alexander takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. He 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, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Patel has an open panel. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete 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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Kwoh is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests encompass telemedicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Radhakrishnan is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Radhakrishnan's medical residency was performed at Erie County Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Clinical Interests: Telemedicine

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $200
Dr. Bilal Mahmoud Moukaddem, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bilal Moukaddem's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Dr. Moukaddem is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Moukaddem attended medical school at 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.