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Dr. George D Dangas, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Dangas is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Dangas is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Dr. Dangas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Miriam Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Hypertrophic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 388 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 350 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
629 West 185th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jose Wiley is an interventional cardiology specialist in Bronx, NY, Jackson Heights, NY, and New York, NY. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. His areas of expertise consist of coronary angioplasty (PTCA), coronary artery disease, and heart stent placement. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiley takes. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
622 West 168th Street; Ph 8w-864
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nirat Beohar's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Beohar attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $2,289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $727

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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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