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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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Dr. Pochettino is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pochettino has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 cardiac surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Bavaria include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Bavaria is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Bavaria's 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 heart surgeon. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Acker's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Acker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His distinctions 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. 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, 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 in Philadelphia, PA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Szeto's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Szeto honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Szeto completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest in lung transplant. Dr. Cantu is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for 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) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Atluri obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in 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, 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 works as a cardiac surgeon. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadjiliadis include lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hadjiliadis is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hadjiliadis attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahya is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahya's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahya 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. 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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kawut include lung transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kawut's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kawut is professionally affiliated with 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 is a pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palevsky honors. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palevsky trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Palevsky's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Palevsky's professional affiliations include 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 clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Diamond performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Diamond 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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel has a special interest in lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lee attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and lung problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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: 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.