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Miguel Angel Gomez III MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
(832) 260-0500

Dr. Miguel Gomez works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Gomez's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Gomez studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary ... (Read more)

Mr. George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
(713) 798-3020

Dr. George Letsou specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Letsou's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Letsou's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection, lung resection

All Interests: Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), Coronary artery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
(713) 467-8888; (281) 644-7000

Dr. Kiran Nair is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nair attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Adult Pulmonary, Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Chronic Lung Disease, Lung Biopsy/Surgery, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
(713) 521-2825; (713) 521-2625

Dr. Michael Sweeney's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sweeney an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, biopsy, and mitral valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sweeney is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Aneurysms, Mitral Valve Disease, Thoracic Surgery-Pneumothorax, Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracentesis, ... (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.