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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Dr. O'Hara honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ross Reul is a cardiac surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reul accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Puja Khaitan is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Khaitan has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Khaitan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khaitan welcomes new patients.

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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 heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lawrie's clinical interests include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Lawrie's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to 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 works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Suarez studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Suarez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Chan works as a thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Min Kim's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Bruckner an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bruckner attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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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