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

Dr. Michael Acker is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acker's clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. Dr. Acker 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, 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 practices cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szeto include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Szeto obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. He speaks Chinese. His 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. Joseph E Bavaria, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor; Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bavaria practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Bavaria attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bavaria accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks German and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Vallabhajosyula's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Cantu specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Cantu's clinical interests include lung transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu accepts. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Pavan Atluri is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Atluri attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Atluri include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atluri honors. Dr. Atluri speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Christian Bermudez practices cardiac surgery in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Bermudez attended the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hadjiliadis attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Dr. Hadjiliadis is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, 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. Harold I Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky is an adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Palevsky's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). The average patient rating for Dr. Palevsky is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Palevsky completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palevsky include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, 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. Steven Mark Kawut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kawut, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kawut attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Kawut is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Lee sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Diamond completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse and 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. Vivek N Ahya, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vivek Ahya's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Ahya attended Boston University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahya honors. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2017 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Namrata Patel's specialty is adult pulmonology. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse and 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)

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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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