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Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Patterson is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Carstens takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Boyd Taylor Hehn, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Boyd Hehn, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hehn include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and mediastinoscopy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hehn accepts. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Hehn attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $450 - $980
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $123 - $204
Dr. Erika J Yoo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erika Yoo is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Yoo has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. James H Dovnarsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1726 South Broad Street; Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Dovnarsky's specialty is adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dovnarsky's areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dovnarsky attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Steven Summer, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ross Summer is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), influenza (flu), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Summer is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Summer is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Peterson completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203
Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fritz obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory C Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Kane attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial Blood ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Greenspon's clinical interests include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Greenspon's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Morris A Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Swartz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Swartz's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Oxman's medical specialty is adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Oxman honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has a closed panel. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Arterial Blood Gas, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Scharf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scharf is an adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Scharf honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Scharf has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William P Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sexauer include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sexauer studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sexauer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Sexauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1726 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shivraj Desai's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Robert Haas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Haas is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Haas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Haas completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Airway Stent Placement, Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Nose Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 123
  • Charge (avg.): $858 - $1,953
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43 - $267

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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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