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Dr. Alberto B Pochettino, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Pcam West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alberto Pochettino specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pochettino include lung transplant, heart transplant, and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Pochettino attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pochettino has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, Mitral Valve Disease, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Bavaria is a specialist in cardiac surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bavaria attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bavaria 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. In addition to English, Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks German and French. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Acker studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Acker completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. On average, patients gave Dr. Acker a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Acker 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, 2012-2014. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Szeto attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Szeto include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Szeto's professional affiliations include 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. Edward Cantu III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6 Silverstein; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Cantu specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cantu include lung transplant. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Cantu attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Pavan Atluri specializes in cardiac surgery. His 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. Dr. Atluri studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Atluri trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is professionally 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, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christian Bermudez specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bermudez is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,945
  • Medicare Cost: $3,835
Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis' medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hadjiliadis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hadjiliadis has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahya average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2016. Dr. Ahya is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kawut's areas of expertise include lung transplant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kawut has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Harold Palevsky sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Palevsky attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palevsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Diamond is a pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is 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 practices adult pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Patel focuses on lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Patel attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is 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 practices adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.