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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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Parmar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Parmar studied medicine at the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Stephen Bryce Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1405 W Jefferson
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Johnston has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Johnston attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Shutze attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shutze has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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, 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. John Ryan Schumacher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. John Schumacher is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Schumacher's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schumacher has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schumacher's professional 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. Bertram Leon Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Wonjin Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Choi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Choi is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He takes 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 languages: Spanish and Korean.

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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

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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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