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

Dr. Joseph Varon works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Dr. Varon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Varon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma, Sepsis, Weight Loss

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $404 - $500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $22 - $152
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
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

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

Dr. Clinton Doerr's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doerr's areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doerr is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Albright works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albright include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Albright accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Albright is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (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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