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

Dr. Rohit Parmar is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Corsicana, TX. After attending the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Parmar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Parmar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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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 specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shutze accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shutze speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $3,392
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $205
Dr. Stephen B Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1405 W Jefferson
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Johnston studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Johnston has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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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. James W 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. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Choi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 136
  • Charge (avg.): $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $532
Dr. Bertram L Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Schumacher is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schumacher include 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. Dr. Schumacher's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schumacher is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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)

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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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