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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheinin include lung transplant, mitral valve prolapse, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheinin honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Lawrie specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Lawrie's areas of expertise include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Lawrie 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. Lawrie honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ross Reul's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Reul has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve disease, and heart surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reul is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reul is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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

Dr. Puja Khaitan practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Khaitan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Khaitan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Walter O'Hara is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. O'Hara's clinical interests encompass lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Hara completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Collapsed Lung

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

Dr. Min Kim's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kim is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal surgery, lung tumor resection, and laparoscopic surgery. 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. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruckner include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and heart transplant. Dr. Bruckner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bruckner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

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

Dr. Erik Suarez's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Suarez's clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Suarez welcomes new patients.

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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 Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mathias Loebe's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Loebe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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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.