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Dr. Marcia F Fay Katz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coselli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. Dr. Gomez is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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

Dr. Jack Alan Roth, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe; Department of Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jack Roth is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth's distinctions include: Honorary Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); America's Top Surgeons; and Best Doctors, U.S. News & Word Report.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,976
  • Medicare Cost: $1,515
Dr. Ara Asadur Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Vaporciyan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Vaporciyan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,492 - $10,146
  • Medicare Cost: $843 - $1,448
Dr. David Christopher Rice, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rice's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rice obtained his medical school training at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Award on Aging, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award for Clinical Research; and Travel Prize, America Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,533
  • Medicare Cost: $1,417
Dr. Wayne Lewis Hofstetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1489
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Hofstetter practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hofstetter is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hofstetter accepts. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hofstetter attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hofstetter has received include Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association (TSRA); Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA); and Robert Ginsberg Surgical Oncology Award, The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,486
  • Medicare Cost: $1,417
Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection, lung resection

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

Dr. Philip Andrew Rascoe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Rascoe's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Rascoe has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Rascoe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Esophagectomy, VATS Lobectomy, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

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

Dr. Timothy Connolly's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Lisa Mona Kopas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kopas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopas is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kopas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6620 Main Street, Lung Institute; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sugarbaker has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,304
  • Medicare Cost: $897
Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scheinin takes 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawrie is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawrie 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Puja G Khaitan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Puja Khaitan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In Dr. Khaitan's practice, she is particularly interested in lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khaitan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, ... (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.