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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Abdur Rasheed, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Amir Rasheed practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and cancer surgery. Dr. Rasheed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Rasheed's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Brain Cancer, Lung Tumor Resection, Skin Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a heart surgeon, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4301 Garth Road, Suite 212; Independence Plaza Ii
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara accepts. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

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What is Lung Resection?

Lung resection is surgery performed to remove all or part of the lung, almost always in the treatment of cancer. While there are other conditions that may in certain cases benefit from removal of lung tissue (including tuberculosis, COPD, and some infections), this is rare.

The goal of lung resection is to remove diseased tissue and stop it from spreading. The amount of tissue removed depends on the diagnosis. Each lung has thin folds that divide the lung tissue into lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left, which is slightly smaller to make room for the heart, has two. Each lobe is further divided by areas of connective tissue into small segments. Lung resection surgery is given different names depending on how much of the lung is removed. These include:

  • Wedge resection, removal of just the diseased area of the lung, including a small border of healthy tissue.
  • Segmental resection, also called segmentectomy, or the removal of the affected section of the lung.
  • Lobectomy, or removal of a lobe of the lung.
  • Sleeve resection, or removal of one or more lobes along with a portion of the bronchus, or airway.
  • Pneumonectomy, or removal of one entire lung.

Lung resection is often performed through a type of open-chest surgery called thoracotomy. The patient lies on his or her side and is put to sleep. An incision is made from the breastbone around to the back near the shoulder blade, and the diseased part of the lung is removed from between the ribs. In some cases, especially for wedge resection, a kind of minimally invasive surgery called video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS is used. VATS uses tiny, lighted instruments and several small incisions to access the lung and perform the needed surgery.

After a lung resection, you may need to stay in the hospital for several days. You may be given breathing exercises to do in order to prevent pneumonia and help your lung heal. It is common to have drainage tubes to remove excess fluid and air the first few days. You may feel breathless at first, but even with only one lung you will breathe normally after you recover.