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A 44-year-old member asked:

how much is a balloon angioplasty?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Call the hospital: Billing department and ask.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Cost of balloon: The costs will depend on your insurance details; copays, secondary insurance, deductables and so on. So the answer will vary from one person to another.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and plain angioplasty?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Blood vessel is opened with a balloon.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between balloon angioplasty and regular angioplasty?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Several types: Of angioplasty. Can stretch vessel with balloon or different sizes of catheters ( dotter technique). Or can make vessel bigger in surgery with patch angioplasty, where extra material sewn into vessel, like letting out you pants.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: balloon angioplasty?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Push aside the plaq: Angioplasty is the mechanism to unclog the partially occluded vessel from completely closing to result heart attack , usually this is done in combination with stents at the same time to prevent collapse of the vessel , like reinforcement of the vessel.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of having a balloon angioplasty?

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Angio risk: While there is a laundry list of possible complications like kidney injury from the "dye", bleeding from the puncture afterwards, injury to the vessel from the balloon...The vast majority of angioplasties, when conducted by an experienced doctor, go without a hitch. Your doctor should review complications with you as part of your consent process.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Hello docs, is balloon angioplasty a relatively safe procedure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Hello, pepperbellaziz, yes it is.

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