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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Moon performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Moon 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's medical specialty is general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Krupnick attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 an oncologist, chest surgeon, and transplant surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant and lung cancer. Dr. Kreisel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include 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. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a critical care specialist, adult transplant hepatologist, and adult pulmonologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hachem obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hachem include lung transplant and lung problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are adult transplant hepatology and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Trulock is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trulock trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Trulock honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.