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Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include emphysema, intensive care, and therapeutic bronchoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Desai trained at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , therapeutic bronchoscopy

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

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. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Boas's practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Boas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Boas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Flores completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Flores speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sara Greenhill is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenhill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Keller focuses on bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

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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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