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

Dr. Bashar Farjo practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Farjo is professionally affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

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

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

Dr. Prasad Manian is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Manian (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Manian include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Manian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delclos include scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delclos graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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). He has an open panel.

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Youssef's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Youssef attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $946
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2
Dr. Divina M Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Divina Tuazon is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuazon include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuazon is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milewicz accepts. Dr. Milewicz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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 practices thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sugarbaker's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Before completing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Sugarbaker average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sugarbaker has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Larrier attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larrier include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She 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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Burt studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Burt include thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burt honors. Dr. Burt is professionally 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
Dr. Wanda C Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance is a physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Miller-Hance is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Before completing her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Miller-Hance attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Miller-Hance accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Albright specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Albright takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Albright's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Edmonds is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Edmonds's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamal G Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; #2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Khalil is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Peripheral Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $85
Dr. Newton Oran Duncan III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Newton Duncan is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Duncan studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Duncan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Voice Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Surgery, Hay Fever, Head and Neck Cancer

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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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