We found 4 providers matching lung resection and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 4000 near Houston, TX.
Dr. Miguel Gomez is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gomez's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
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All Interests: Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary ... (Read more)
Dr. George Letsou sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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Dr. Kiran Nair's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He 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. Dr. Nair 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. Dr. Nair's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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All Interests: Adult Pulmonary, Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Chronic Lung Disease, Lung Biopsy/Surgery, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Sweeney sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, biopsy, and mitral valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Sweeney is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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All Interests: Aneurysms, Mitral Valve Disease, Thoracic Surgery-Pneumothorax, Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracentesis, ... (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.