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

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UCHealth - Michael Weyant MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Weyant's specialties are general surgery, cardiology (heart disease), and cardiothoracic surgery. In Dr. Weyant's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and lung cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Weyant's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), CU Medicine, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Thoracic Problems, Lung Transplant, Mediastinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alexander Meguid, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Meguid is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Denver, CO, Aurora, CO, and Franklin Streetdenver, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meguid include lung transplant, lung cancer, and injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), CU Medicine, and Veterans Health Administration (VA). Dr. Meguid takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meguid obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Mitchell is a thoracic surgery specialist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Mitchell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mitchell include: Pioneer Award, University of Colorado Hospital; Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis; and Top Doctor 2006 - 5280 Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Dr. Mitchell is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Thoracic Problems, Lung Transplant, Mediastinal Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Campbell's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Aurora, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Campbell include lung transplant, heart transplant, and congenital heart disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rush Medical College, and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Campbell has received include 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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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

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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.

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