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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
500 Evergreen Drive; Crozer Medical Plaza & Crozer - Keystone Cancer Center, Suite 17
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Siva Ramachandran's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ramachandran honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramachandran (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese. Dr. Ramachandran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Thoracentesis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $495
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Asad Ullah Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 17
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Asad Khan's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Khan is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Wei Bin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 17
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Wei Bin's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Bin is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College, Dr. Bin attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Bin is conversant in Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Rajesh J Patel, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
1098 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 3402
Media, PA
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is a pulmonologist and intensive care specialist. His professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Riddle Hospital. His training includes residency programs at Presbyterian Hospital and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Dr. Patel accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $600 - $675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $148 - $153

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 130
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and bronchiectasis. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ramprasad honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ramprasad (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 130
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lander practices adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lander is a graduate of Technical University of Santiago (UTESA).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $140

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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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