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Dr. Franck F Rahaghi, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Franck Rahaghi's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Rahaghi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahaghi honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rahaghi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Rahaghi has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Rahaghi (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Chest X-ray, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence A Smolley, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Laurence Smolley is an adult pulmonology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), snoring, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Smolley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Smolley trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anas Hadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Anas Hadeh's specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hadeh graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Hadeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jinesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Jinesh Mehta's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,356
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $161

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Oliveira is an adult pulmonologist in Orlando, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Oliveira accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $1,356 - $2,710
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $91 - $219
Dr. Michael Victorino F Medina III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward B Savage, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Edward Savage is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Weston, FL. Dr. Savage graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savage include lung cancer surgery, thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA), and lobectomy. Dr. Savage's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Clinical Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,356
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $81
Dr. Nydia Patricia Martinez Galvis, MD
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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What is Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a thin tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, is inserted in your mouth or nose and slowly advanced to your lungs. This allows your doctor to see your respiratory tract, which includes your throat, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways), and lungs. If you have or show signs of lung problems - for example, lung cancer or difficulty breathing - your doctor may recommend that you undergo a bronchoscopy.

In performing a diagnostic bronchoscopy, your doctor may only wish to visualize your respiratory tract, or your doctor may also collect samples of tissue or fluid. The samples can help diagnose your condition or, if you have cancer, they can be used for staging purposes. One method for sample collection is bronchoalveolar lavage. In a bronchoalveolar lavage, your doctor injects saline (salt water) through the bronchoscope and then suctions it out of your airways. The washout collected is tested for lung disorders. Your doctor can also insert a biopsy tool to collect tissue or mucus samples. The following are biopsies that can be performed by bronchoscopy:

  • Brush biopsy, which uses a brush to collect samples.
  • Endobronchial biopsy, which uses the bronchoscope to guide forceps to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial biopsy, which uses forceps and image guidance - such as X-rays, CT scans, or fluoroscopy - to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA), which uses a small needle to take samples of the lymph nodes or lungs.

For visualization, bronchoscopy can be done alone, or it can be combined with ultrasound. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows real-time imaging of your airway and is used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, as well as for determining where the cancer has spread. EBUS can be performed with TBNA, a procedure known as endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

Your doctor can also use bronchoscopy as a treatment for lung problems. For example, if a foreign body is trapped in your airway, your doctor can insert forceps through the bronchoscope to remove it. If your airway has become narrowed - which may occur if you have an infection, cancer, or some other inflammatory issue - bronchoscopy can be used to place a device called a stent in the area of constriction. The stent will keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe properly.

During a bronchoscopy, you will be given medication (sedative) to help you relax. If it is only a diagnostic bronchoscopy, you will be kept awake, but if your bronchoscopy is for therapeutic purposes, you will be put to sleep by general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours. You will not be able to eat or drink for about 2 hours. You may experience some discomfort, such as a sore throat or pain while swallowing. Throat lozenges and gargling may help alleviate your symptoms, which should go away after a few days. You will need to have someone drive you home once your doctor determines that you are ready.

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