We found 4 providers matching lung resection and who accept Cigna HSA near Houston, TX.
Dr. Miguel Gomez is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.
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All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. George Letsou works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Letsou is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.
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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kiran Nair practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Sweeney is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Sweeney's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.
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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.