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Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Endobronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Delclos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delclos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Delclos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Asthma

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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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. Scott E Evans, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Evans is an adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Evans attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cyrus Scholar Award, Cyrus Family Foundation; Presidential Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Distinguished Paper Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Division of Internal Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and sleep medicine in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Uysal's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146
Dr. Amelia Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Ng's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Ng is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng accepts. Dr. Ng has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unti 1462
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Saadia Faiz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Faiz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Faiz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the following distinction: Valedictorian, Cypress Creek High School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $150
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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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. Vickie R Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vickie Shannon practices adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shannon include: Alfred Soffer Research Award, American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation; NIH (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Minority Investigator Award, NIH; and History of Medicine Award, University of Texas. Dr. Shannon is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146
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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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Adachi's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Adachi graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adachi include: Research Award; Michael and Mariet Cyrus Scholar; and Advanced Research Career Award, Veterans Administration.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Carlos A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Jimenez is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Jimenez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $1,289 - $1,912
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70 - $203
Dr. Ghassan Abdulreda Noureddine, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noureddine include bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Noureddine studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Noureddine's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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
Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Connolly trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $705 - $847
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $164

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas works as a pulmonologist and intensivist in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kopas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopas takes. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $767 - $1,114
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $92 - $199

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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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