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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mester has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mester accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar sees patients in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matar include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Matar performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Matar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital for residency. Dr. Tamboli's 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 accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 S. Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez practices adult cardiology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Fernandez attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez has an open panel.

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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
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Prida is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Prida speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is an in-network provider 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 studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khant trained 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 an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. Her clinical interests include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Ayoubi studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayoubi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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