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Stephen W. Mester M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 3.77 stars (11 ratings)
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Mester is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In Dr. Mester's practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He 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 graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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, Electrocardiogram, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Hoshedar P. Tamboli M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. For his residency, Dr. Tamboli trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tamboli include heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tamboli's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.4 stars (8 ratings)
509 South Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. Dr. Matar is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Matar graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Matar completed a residency program at Maryland General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
509 S. Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez is an adult cardiology specialist. 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). Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. He takes 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. Dr. Fernandez's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He 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 E. Prida MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. Dr. Prida accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Prida's practice 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)

Ranchhod N. Khant M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 850
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ranchhod Khant is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khant include heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Khant is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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

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Aarti A. Patel
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel practices adult cardiology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She studied medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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

Maher M. Ayoubi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
3401 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maher Ayoubi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ayoubi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Dr. Ayoubi attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ayoubi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • 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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