Philadelphia, PA Angioplasty Procedure Cost Comparison

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An Angioplasty Procedure in Philadelphia costs $51,425 on average when you take the median of the 59 medical providers who perform Angioplasty Procedure procedures in Philadelphia, PA. There are 1 different types of Angioplasty Procedure provided in Philadelphia, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Philadelphia providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Angioplasty (PTCA) Cost Average $31,700 - $87,100 Free Quote

Compare Angioplasty Procedure Providers in Philadelphia, PA

Facility City Type
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Drexel Hill Acute Care Hospital
Saint Agnes Continuing Care Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Graduate Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Underwood-memorial Hospital Woodbury Acute Care Hospital
Union Hospital Elkton Acute Care Hospital
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Crozer-chester Medical Center Upland Acute Care Hospital
Eagleville Hospital Eagleville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital Quakertown Acute Care Hospital
Central Montgomery Medical Center Lansdale Acute Care Hospital
Lower Bucks Hospital Bristol Acute Care Hospital
Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County West Chester Acute Care Hospital
The Chester County Hospital West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Jeanes Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Wills Eye Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Lankenau Hospital Wynnewood Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Wilmington Acute Care Hospital
Riddle Memorial Hospital Media Acute Care Hospital
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center Meadowbrook Acute Care Hospital
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Acute Care Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Northeastern Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Paoli Hospital Paoli Acute Care Hospital
Kensington Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Grand View Hospital Sellersville Acute Care Hospital
South Jersey Healthcare Elmer Hospital Elmer Acute Care Hospital
Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Acute Care Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Abington Memorial Hospital Abington Acute Care Hospital
Saint Mary Medical Center Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Cooper University Hospital Camden Acute Care Hospital
Chestnut Hill Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Acute Care Hospital
Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees Voorhees Acute Care Hospital
Frankford Hospitals - Torresdale Campus Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Christiana Hospital Newark Acute Care Hospital
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Brandywine Hospital Coatesville Acute Care Hospital
The Memorial Hospital of Salem County Salem Acute Care Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Suburban Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Montgomery Hospital Medical Center Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County Mount Holly Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Kennedy Memorial Hospitals - University Medical Center Cherry Hill Acute Care Hospital
Jennersville Regional Hospital West Grove Acute Care Hospital
Barix Clinics of Pennsylvania Langhorne Acute Care Hospital
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Camden Acute Care Hospital
Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital Norristown Acute Care Hospital
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown Acute Care Hospital
Roxborough Memorial Hospital Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Reg Philadelphia Acute Care Hospital
Deborah Heart and Lung Center Browns Mills Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby Acute Care Hospital
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County Willingboro Acute Care Hospital

Angioplasty Introduction

Angioplasty is a relatively simple procedure that will increase or restore blood flow through an artery. This procedure is for people who have blocked or narrowed arteries due to coronary artery disease or may have suffered a heart attack. During this simple procedure, the doctor pushes a thin tube (catheter) with a balloon attached to the end up through a blood vessel in the arm or groin. Once the balloon is in place, the doctor inflates the balloon to move plaque (a sticky substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances found in the blood) toward the arterial walls, widening the artery to allow increased blood flow. Angioplasties can reduce chest pain by increasing blood flow, and it can also minimize damage to the heart following a heart attack. Angioplasties cause minimal pain. Cardiologists perform most angioplasties. You will be administered a sedative, but you will remain awake during the procedure. Patients usually spend one night in the hospital and can return to work in less than a week.

Patient Preparation for Angioplasty

You doctor will perform a physical exam along with blood or other diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and MRIs. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have other medical conditions that may need special attention, or if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the procedure; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You may be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight, even though you will not be under general anesthesia. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After an Angioplasty

The procedure itself usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Patients typically arrive at the facility two hours before the procedure. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and any other medications that may be needed. Your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure.

The doctor will numb the area on your arm (near the brachial artery) or groin (femoral artery) where he or she will insert the catheter. Angioplasties cause very little pain.

The surgeon will make an incision and then push the catheter through the artery toward the heart into the coronary artery. Throughout the procedure, the doctor will be able to view the movement of the catheter with an x-ray attached to a monitor. When the tip of the catheter reaches the blockage, a smaller tube with a balloon attached will be threaded through the larger catheter. Once in place, the balloon will be inflated. This will push the plaque to the arterial wall to make a wider opening. The doctor will continue to inflate the balloon until the desired blood flow is reached. This process may be repeated once or twice until the artery remains open. Finally, the catheter will be removed.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. It can take a few hours for the sedatives to wear off. A healthcare worker or a special device will apply pressure to the incision until it stop bleeding -- usually about 20 minutes. You will to stay in bed for about six hour following the angioplasty. After this period, a nurse or technician will help you get out of bed. You will be encouraged to walk around. If no complications occur overnight, you will be discharged to go home. Make sure you arrange a ride.

You will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. You’ll be able to return to your job if it does not require physical exertion within a day of being discharged; however, your doctor may advise you to wait several days if your job duties require you to use your legs, bend or lift. Your cardiologist may prescribe a blood thinner to lower your chances of developing a blood clot. After six weeks, you will return to your doctor for a stress test to make sure the artery has remained open. If you have chest pains or other cardiac symptoms return, contact your doctor immediately and go to the emergency room.


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