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Dr. Liberato Chapa, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Liberato Chapa is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Chapa attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chapa's clinical interests include bypass surgery, pacemaker, and vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapa is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker

Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Rovin is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rovin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rovin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Abdominal Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Heric's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Ofenloch, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ofenloch is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ofenloch's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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What is Lung Resection?

Lung resection is surgery performed to remove all or part of the lung, almost always in the treatment of cancer. While there are other conditions that may in certain cases benefit from removal of lung tissue (including tuberculosis, COPD, and some infections), this is rare.

The goal of lung resection is to remove diseased tissue and stop it from spreading. The amount of tissue removed depends on the diagnosis. Each lung has thin folds that divide the lung tissue into lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left, which is slightly smaller to make room for the heart, has two. Each lobe is further divided by areas of connective tissue into small segments. Lung resection surgery is given different names depending on how much of the lung is removed. These include:

  • Wedge resection, removal of just the diseased area of the lung, including a small border of healthy tissue.
  • Segmental resection, also called segmentectomy, or the removal of the affected section of the lung.
  • Lobectomy, or removal of a lobe of the lung.
  • Sleeve resection, or removal of one or more lobes along with a portion of the bronchus, or airway.
  • Pneumonectomy, or removal of one entire lung.

Lung resection is often performed through a type of open-chest surgery called thoracotomy. The patient lies on his or her side and is put to sleep. An incision is made from the breastbone around to the back near the shoulder blade, and the diseased part of the lung is removed from between the ribs. In some cases, especially for wedge resection, a kind of minimally invasive surgery called video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS is used. VATS uses tiny, lighted instruments and several small incisions to access the lung and perform the needed surgery.

After a lung resection, you may need to stay in the hospital for several days. You may be given breathing exercises to do in order to prevent pneumonia and help your lung heal. It is common to have drainage tubes to remove excess fluid and air the first few days. You may feel breathless at first, but even with only one lung you will breathe normally after you recover.