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

Dr. Marcia Katz's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Katz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Katz honors 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Lung Cancer, ... (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 in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coselli's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Coselli completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gomez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jack Roth practices thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Roth attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roth include: Honorary Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); America's Top Surgeons; and Best Doctors, U.S. News & Word Report. Dr. Roth is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Vaporciyan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaporciyan's distinctions include: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. He is 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rice attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Rice has received distinctions including 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,533
  • Medicare Cost: $1,417
Dr. Paul Yvan Holoye, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Holoye is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Holoye speaks French. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Holoye obtained his medical school training at Université Libre de Bruxelles and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Lung Tumor Resection, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Lewis Hofstetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1489
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Hofstetter is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hofstetter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Rascoe honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Rascoe's training includes a residency program 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Kopas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kopas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

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

Dr. David Sugarbaker's specialty is thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sugarbaker takes. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He 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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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin's areas of expertise include lung transplant, mitral valve prolapse, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheinin accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin 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 works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lawrie attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrie include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and mitral valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lawrie's practice 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)

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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.