We found 3 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept First Health near Baytown, TX.

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Mr George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 3.16 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Letsou's clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Letsou is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Carotid Endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, Aort ... (Read more)

Jacobo Nurko MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (124 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurko include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and heart surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nurko highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nurko's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Carotid Endarterectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose Veins, Ablation, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr Fayez H Hadidi MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Fayez Hadidi's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Hadidi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadidi is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadidi takes. Dr. Hadidi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Carotid Endarterectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment ... (Read more)

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.

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