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Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Coselli is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Coselli's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli is accepting new patients.

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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. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 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. Jack A Roth, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jack Roth is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. 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. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $8,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,515
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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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All 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: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $897
Dr. Miguel A Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gomez include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Dr. Gomez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gomez is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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

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

Dr. Marcia Katz's specialties 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. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Ara A Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Vaporciyan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vaporciyan include: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. Dr. Vaporciyan is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $6,492 - $10,146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843 - $1,448
Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. O'Hara performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Hara is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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

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

Dr. Timothy Connolly's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1846
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pickard graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrie include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawrie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrie studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a pulmonologist and intensivist. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kopas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheinin's clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. 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 is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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Dr. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reul's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. 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. Reul studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Casar practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. Dr. Casar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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.

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