We found 15 providers matching lung transplant and who accept Medicaid near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Alberto Pochettino's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Pochettino's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Pochettino completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bavaria's areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, 2012-4. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) speaks German 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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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 works as a heart surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acker's areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. 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, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Acker attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Acker has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a cardiac surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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 distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, Dr. Szeto speaks 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. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vallabhajosyula 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. Edward Cantu III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6 Silverstein; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Cantu sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cantu include lung transplant. Dr. Cantu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. Dr. Atluri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. Dr. Hadjiliadis is affiliated with 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. Hadjiliadis honors. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hadjiliadis attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadjiliadis 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.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchiectasis, 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Ahya is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kawut include lung transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palevsky completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Palevsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palevsky 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. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Vascular Disease, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Diamond works as an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Dr. Diamond is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lee attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's professional 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.

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