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Dr. Paul Ren Chu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
19550 E 39th Street South; Suite 220
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Paul Chu, who practices in Independence, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chu obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,758
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $540
Dr. Sarat Chandra Pachalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19550 E 39th Street South; Suite 220
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Sarat Pachalla's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pachalla takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Pachalla attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Pachalla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandrasekhar R Vasamreddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vasamreddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Vasamreddy's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), cardiac electrophysiological study, and heart attack. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasamreddy studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara University. He completed his residency training at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Helene Sosland, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 E 39th St Stes 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Rachel Sosland's specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include cardioversion, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Sosland accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sosland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Lloyd D Stahl, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Lloyd Stahl's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include endocarditis, heart failure, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Stahl average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stahl honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Stahl has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Rick Carter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4200 Little Blue Parkway; Suite 350
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Robert Carter's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Independence, MO, North Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Carter's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $913
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189
Dr. Carl David Akin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 E 39th Street South; Suite 220
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Carl Akin sees patients in Independence, MO and Blue Springs, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Akin has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Alan Schneider's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Schneider's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include heart failure, endocarditis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider takes. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Nager, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
19550 East 39th Street; Suite 210
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Paul Nager is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nager's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. His clinical interests include heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nager is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

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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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