We found 14 providers matching lung transplant and who accept Medicaid near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Joseph Edward Bavaria, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor; Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bavaria works as a cardiac surgeon. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) is conversant in German and French. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bavaria attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-4.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Acker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Acker specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acker include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Acker attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Acker's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acker accepts. He has received distinctions including Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto specializes in cardiac surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Szeto is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Cantu III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6 Silverstein; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Cantu is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cantu's clinical interests encompass lung transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu takes. Dr. Cantu attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Pavan Atluri, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pavan Atluri is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Atluri's clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Atluri attended Albany Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Atluri is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Andres Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christian Bermudez works as a heart surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Bermudez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $10,945
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $3,835
Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Hadjiliadis's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Dr. Hadjiliadis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchiectasis, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Steven Mark Kawut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kawut is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Kawut's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawut honors. Dr. Kawut has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Harold Ingram Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky practices adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palevsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palevsky has received distinctions including Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Dr. Vivek Narendra Ahya, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vivek Ahya's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ahya is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Ahya attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahya accepts. His distinctions include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2016.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

Dr. Joshua Matthew Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 836 W. Gates
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Diamond is an adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Diamond studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Namrata B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Namrata Patel's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Beryllium Disease, Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James C Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Lee, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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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.

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