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Dr. Stephen W Mester, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Mester specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Riverview, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Mester is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Mester honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mester studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Electrophysiological Study, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar P Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamboli takes. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tamboli's training includes residency programs at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Hypertension, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569
Dr. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is conversant in Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. Dr. Matar's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Matar's residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 S. Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Prida speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Prida accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranchhod N Khant, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khant include heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khant attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Khant's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Internal Medicine, Heart Failure, Electrocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel attended Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Maher Mohamed Ayoubi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ayoubi completed his residency training at Sisters of Charity Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayoubi accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $614

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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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