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Dr. Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quinn is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In Dr. Quinn's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Quinn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stent, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Marfan ... (Read more)

Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3200 Lone Tree Way; Suite 101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Gurunath Rajapuram is a specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajapuram is 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Rajapuram's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara University. Dr. Rajapuram trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rajapuram (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Device Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $933
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577
Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include heart problems. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. After attending Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Paul Curzi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hills Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mario Curzi works as an adult nephrologist in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Curzi attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curzi takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Curzi's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $3,258 - $9,275
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,492 - $1,767
Dr. Rohit Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2370 Country Hill Drive; #101
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Rohit Sharma, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $3,258
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,655

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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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