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Dr. Susan W Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield works as a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Denfield has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's West Tower, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Richard Fortuna Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Fortuna works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensivist. In his practice, Dr. Fortuna focuses on cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery disease, and aneurysm. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fortuna studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fortuna completed residency programs at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Endovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Hema L Korlakunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Korlakunta is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She works in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korlakunta include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. She trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Korlakunta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Korlakunta is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Denton, and Medical City Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,152
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $551
Dr. Guilherme Vianna Silva, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guilherme Silva works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Silva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silva include heart problems, cardiac catheterization, and stent. Dr. Silva accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silva (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stent, Cardiac Catheterization, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Mitschke's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitschke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matteethra Chandy Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matteethra Jacob works as a cardiologist and general internist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Jacob is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mehta is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Cezar A Iliescu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cezar Iliescu is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Iliescu's distinctions include: Certificate of Appreciation, Tapan Upper Gulf Coast Region; CardioSurve Panelist, American College of Cardiology; and Outstanding Faculty Teacher, UT Health Science Center Houston. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Endovascular Disease, Thrombocytopenia

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,848
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559
Dr. Salman Atiq Arain, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Salman Arain is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $512
Dr. Dipan Jogendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dipan Shah is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh Fard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azizzadeh honors. Dr. Azizzadeh graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Azizzadeh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arterial angioplasty (arterioplasty)

All Interests: Arterial Angioplasty, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Stenting, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil E Strickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neil Strickman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral vascular interventions and peripheral vascular disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strickman studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Strickman is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Disease, Non-Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Dr. Khan completed her residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center. She is especially interested in holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Khan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Virendra Singh Mathur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Virendra Mathur is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathur include angioplasty and coronary artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at King George Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Angioplasty, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Chun Huie Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chun Lin is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve disease, and brain AVM. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal angioplasty, angioplasty

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,405
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $563
Dr. Amin H Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Karim is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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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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