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

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Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. McGee 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. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McGee's professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Decamp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Vigneswaran's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Vigneswaran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. Ankit Bharat is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Christian Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bharat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bharat has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Malek Massad is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Massad studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Massad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Massad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Hector Cajigas, who practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Cajigas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Baja California, Dr. Cajigas performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Sangeeta Bhorade's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bhorade takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

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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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