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

Dr. Ross Reul is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reul include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. Dr. Reul is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reul is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Puja G Khaitan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Puja Khaitan specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Khaitan's areas of expertise consist of lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khaitan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khaitan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaitan takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Scott Scheinin's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Scheinin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Scheinin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

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Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawrie include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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Dr. Brian Allen Bruckner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Bruckner's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Dr. O'Hara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. O'Hara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Suarez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Suarez graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

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Dr. Edward Y Chan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

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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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