We found 4 providers matching lung resection and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 4000 near Houston, TX.
Dr. Miguel Gomez is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gomez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
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All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include 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 is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.
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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kiran Nair is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. 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. Dr. Nair's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients.
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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Sweeney is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. On average, patients gave Dr. Sweeney a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.
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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)
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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.