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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung transplant and who accept HealthCare USA near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Moon attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In Dr. Moon's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moon accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Krupnick works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Krupnick is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Krupnick is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Kreisel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kreisel is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery. He speaks German. In his practice, Dr. Kreisel focuses on lung transplant and lung cancer. Dr. Kreisel is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Emphysema

Dr. Roger David Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Yusen is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yusen accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Yusen's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramsey Raymond Hachem, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ramsey Hachem, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Hachem include lung transplant and lung problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

Dr. Elbert P Trulock III, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elbert Trulock practices adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trulock trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock's clinical interests include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trulock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

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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.