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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 specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Pochettino's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and valve-sparing aortic root replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Pochettino has received the distinction of 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 works as a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bavaria include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. Dr. Bavaria is professionally 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. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bavaria attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. Dr. Acker's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Acker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Acker trained 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, 2012-2014.

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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 practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His distinctions 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 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 practices cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vallabhajosyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Cantu focuses on lung transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu honors. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Cantu attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. 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. He is conversant in Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. Dr. Atluri is professionally affiliated with 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. Atluri attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atluri accepts.

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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 is a heart surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bermudez include heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bermudez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hadjiliadis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hadjiliadis attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kawut's clinical interests include lung transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palevsky trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Dr. Diamond is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Diamond attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in lung transplant, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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 a specialist in adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.