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Dr. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and critical care specialist in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Shutze attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shutze's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shutze speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $3,392
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $205
Dr. Rohit Jamnadas Parmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Parmar specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Parmar is conversant in Gujarati. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association. He attended the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Parmar is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parmar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. John R Schumacher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. John Schumacher's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Schumacher's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schumacher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram L Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith sees patients in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Choi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and bypass surgery. Dr. Choi has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA), angioplasty

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 136
  • Charge (avg.): $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $532

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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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