We found 6 providers matching bronchoscopy and who accept Humana Silver near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois Avenue; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Greenhill trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $983 - $1,326
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $141 - $222
Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flores honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Flores's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,055
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $222
Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller's specialties are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Keller's practice, he is particularly interested in bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Gary W Chmielewski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
430 Warrenville Rd :; Suite 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chmielewski is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chmielewski graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chmielewski completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $99
Dr. Lambros Tsonis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Lambros Tsonis' specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Gurnee, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsonis takes. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Vista Health System, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,019
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $81

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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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