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Dr. Rohit Jamnadas Parmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Parmar, who practices in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Corsicana, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Parmar speaks Gujarati. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association. He attended the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Parmar's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shutze studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Shutze has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,392
  • Medicare Cost: $205
Dr. Bertram Leon Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Ryan Schumacher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. John Schumacher is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schumacher include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schumacher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schumacher has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Stoler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Robert Stoler specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Stoler attended Duke University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Stoler focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Stoler average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stoler speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Stents, Atherectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 148
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,491
  • Medicare Cost: $568
Dr. James Wonjin Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Choi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Choi obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Choi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,491
  • Medicare Cost: $532

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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.