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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung transplant and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Aurora, CO.

Dr. John Douglas Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Mitchell is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Pioneer Award, University of Colorado Hospital; Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis; and Top Doctor 2006 - 5280 Magazine.

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Dr. David Peter Campbell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. David Campbell practices cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Aurora, CO. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rush Medical College, and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly; Top 100 Health Professionals of the World, IBC; and "Those Who Care" Award, Little Hearts.

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Dr. Robert Alexander Meguid, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Meguid, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Meguid's clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and injuries. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Meguid has received distinctions including Certified, The American Board of Surgery; TSDA Resident Research Award, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association; and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Meguid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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Dr. Michael John Weyant, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Weyant is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant and lung cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weyant attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weyant trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Weyant's distinctions include: Shumway Award, Western Thoracic Surgical Association (2007); First Place in Poster Presentation - General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; and Golfers' Against Cancer Award, Golfers' Against Cancer. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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What is a Lung Transplant?

Patients who have very severe lung disease may need a lung transplant. The diseased lung is entirely removed and replaced with a healthy lung, usually donated by a person who died. Either one or both lungs can be transplanted.

Contrary to popular belief, lung transplant is rarely used to treat lung cancer. It is a more common treatment for patients with other advanced lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lung transplant is a serious operation and is generally used as a last resort for patients who have only a short time to live without surgery.

During a transplant, an incision is made on the side of the chest (for a single lung) or in the middle (for both lungs). Patients may be hooked up to a heart-lung bypass machine, which will do the work of moving blood and oxygen through the body during the procedure. After the diseased lung is cut away from the main airway and blood vessels, the donor lung is stitched into place. Surgery may take as long as twelve hours, and a hospital stay of two to three weeks after surgery is not uncommon. For the first hours or day after surgery, patients use a ventilator, or a machine to help them breathe. Tubes will be inserted into the chest to help drain excess air and fluid. During recovery, physical therapy and breathing exercises are used to help the new lung work as well as possible.

Lung capacity is carefully monitored for several months after surgery. Patients who have had a transplant will also have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. These drugs stop the body’s immune system from attacking the new lung. The main risks after a transplant are infection and rejection (when the immune system attacks the ‘foreign’ lung). A healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a diet high in vegetables and lean protein, not smoking, and getting enough exercise, is important to keeping the lungs functioning as well as possible. With proper care, many patients can live ten or even twenty years after a lung transplant.