We found 7 providers with an interest in lung transplant and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Chicago, IL.

Showing 1-7 of 7
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee accepts. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McGee is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College. Dr. Bharat's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bharat include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. Dr. Bharat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp works as a thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Decamp has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii T Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 5040
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vigneswaran include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vigneswaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Vigneswaran's professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malek G Massad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malek Massad specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Massad's areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Transplant, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Dr. Sangeeta M Bhorade, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
676 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sangeeta Bhorade is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Bhorade honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Hector R Cajigas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 18-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Cajigas is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. In Dr. Cajigas's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Cajigas attended medical school at Autonomous University of Baja California. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Cajigas is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung transplant

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.