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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Phuong-Dung Julie Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. P. Nguyen is a pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad Manian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Manian's areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $624
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6550 Fannin; Sm1001
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Youssef attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $946
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Casar include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Casar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Asim Siddique, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Asim Siddique's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Siddique is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddique (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $119
Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Milewicz's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Milewicz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Milewicz speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker specializes in thoracic surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sugarbaker include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sugarbaker welcomes new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Dr. Sugarbaker has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $532
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $84
Dr. Deidre R Larrier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Larrier completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Larrier's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Larrier is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Tonsil Problems, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Michael Burt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1 Baylor Plaza # Bcm390; Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Burt is a thoracic surgeon. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Burt honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Burt is affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lobectomy, Tumor, Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,506 - $1,648
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86 - $137

Specializes in Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Thekdi's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Thekdi graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thekdi welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a thin tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, is inserted in your mouth or nose and slowly advanced to your lungs. This allows your doctor to see your respiratory tract, which includes your throat, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways), and lungs. If you have or show signs of lung problems - for example, lung cancer or difficulty breathing - your doctor may recommend that you undergo a bronchoscopy.

In performing a diagnostic bronchoscopy, your doctor may only wish to visualize your respiratory tract, or your doctor may also collect samples of tissue or fluid. The samples can help diagnose your condition or, if you have cancer, they can be used for staging purposes. One method for sample collection is bronchoalveolar lavage. In a bronchoalveolar lavage, your doctor injects saline (salt water) through the bronchoscope and then suctions it out of your airways. The washout collected is tested for lung disorders. Your doctor can also insert a biopsy tool to collect tissue or mucus samples. The following are biopsies that can be performed by bronchoscopy:

  • Brush biopsy, which uses a brush to collect samples.
  • Endobronchial biopsy, which uses the bronchoscope to guide forceps to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial biopsy, which uses forceps and image guidance - such as X-rays, CT scans, or fluoroscopy - to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA), which uses a small needle to take samples of the lymph nodes or lungs.

For visualization, bronchoscopy can be done alone, or it can be combined with ultrasound. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows real-time imaging of your airway and is used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, as well as for determining where the cancer has spread. EBUS can be performed with TBNA, a procedure known as endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

Your doctor can also use bronchoscopy as a treatment for lung problems. For example, if a foreign body is trapped in your airway, your doctor can insert forceps through the bronchoscope to remove it. If your airway has become narrowed - which may occur if you have an infection, cancer, or some other inflammatory issue - bronchoscopy can be used to place a device called a stent in the area of constriction. The stent will keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe properly.

During a bronchoscopy, you will be given medication (sedative) to help you relax. If it is only a diagnostic bronchoscopy, you will be kept awake, but if your bronchoscopy is for therapeutic purposes, you will be put to sleep by general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours. You will not be able to eat or drink for about 2 hours. You may experience some discomfort, such as a sore throat or pain while swallowing. Throat lozenges and gargling may help alleviate your symptoms, which should go away after a few days. You will need to have someone drive you home once your doctor determines that you are ready.

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