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Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Narayan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Winkle is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Winkle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Tyler Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price honors. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Price's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Price's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stent, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jerome Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Zimmerman is a vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Redwood City, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman's medical residency was performed at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Zimmerman welcomes new patients.

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  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $6,341 - $10,224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $574
Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Daniels include heart problems. Dr. Daniels is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daniels trained at Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daniels's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,412
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $562
Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. St Claire's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. St Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick is especially interested in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Invasive ... (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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