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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 cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Coselli specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Coselli an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. Ara Asadur Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Vaporciyan performed 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. He has received distinctions including 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $6,492 - $10,146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843 - $1,448
Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jack Roth is a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Roth takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Roth has received professional recognition including the following: Honorary Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); America's Top Surgeons; and Best Doctors, U.S. News & Word Report. He is 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

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

Dr. Marcia Katz is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz 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, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is open to 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. Philip Andrew Rascoe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Rascoe is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rascoe include heart surgery. Dr. Rascoe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rascoe attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed 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. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sugarbaker completed his residency training at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugarbaker include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sugarbaker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). 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, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $897
Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly's specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kopas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ross Reul is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Reul has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Khaitan's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaitan honors. She is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Scott Scheinin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Scheinin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lawrie graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. J. Casar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Casar graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Casar include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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