We found 6 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Amerigroup near Houston, TX.

Mr. George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 3.16 stars (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

Joseph S. Coselli MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 4.33 stars (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Coselli is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Coselli has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Omar Choudhri's specialty is neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and spine microsurgery. Dr. Choudhri is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choudhri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Cerebral Angiogram, Meningioma, Microsurgery, Spinal Fusion, Vascular Malformations, Brain ... (Read more)

Uttam Tripathy MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 3.6 stars (5 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tripathy studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. The average patient rating for Dr. Tripathy is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $5,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,056
Stuart A. Harlin M.D.
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 3.79 stars (6 ratings)
925 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Harlin specializes in legal medicine, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Harlin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,114
Dr. Arash Keyhani D.O.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arash Keyhani works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In Dr. Keyhani's practice, he is particularly interested in limb preservation, carotid endarterectomy, and peripheral vascular surgery. Dr. Keyhani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. In addition to English, Dr. Keyhani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Limb Preservation, Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, ... (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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