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Dr. Kim Insua De La Cruz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, C320a; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kim De La Cruz specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and aortic root replacement. Dr. De La Cruz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. De La Cruz has received include the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman. Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles D Fraser Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Fraser is a specialist in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fraser takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fraser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Christine Thacker, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Kane is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She works in San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Heinle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Heinle completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Heinle accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Morgan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue; Suite C-355n
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. He has a special interest in lung transplant, advanced heart failure, and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Morgan attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Noon's clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Noon attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Kidney Transplant, Aneurysm, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Scheinin's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheinin's clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He 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 is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $12,065
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $3,317
Dr. Iki Adachi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6621 Fannin; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Iki Adachi is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Adachi is especially interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Suarez's specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Suarez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Suarez is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Brian Bruckner's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bruckner attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His average patient rating 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. Dr. Bruckner's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallory graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit D Parulekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden Road; Ms Bcm620, Suite 9.59
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Parulekar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parulekar include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Parulekar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Goutham Dronavalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Ste 11c.11
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Goutham Dronavalli's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dronavalli include lung transplant, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Dronavalli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Dronavalli is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Maria Carolina Gazzaneo, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Gazzaneo's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Gazzaneo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gazzaneo include lung transplant and intensive care. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Transplant

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6621 Fannin Street; Cc1040.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo has indicated that her clinical interests include lung transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melicoff-Portillo accepts.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

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What is a Lung Transplant?

Patients who have very severe lung disease may need a lung transplant. The diseased lung is entirely removed and replaced with a healthy lung, usually donated by a person who died. Either one or both lungs can be transplanted.

Contrary to popular belief, lung transplant is rarely used to treat lung cancer. It is a more common treatment for patients with other advanced lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lung transplant is a serious operation and is generally used as a last resort for patients who have only a short time to live without surgery.

During a transplant, an incision is made on the side of the chest (for a single lung) or in the middle (for both lungs). Patients may be hooked up to a heart-lung bypass machine, which will do the work of moving blood and oxygen through the body during the procedure. After the diseased lung is cut away from the main airway and blood vessels, the donor lung is stitched into place. Surgery may take as long as twelve hours, and a hospital stay of two to three weeks after surgery is not uncommon. For the first hours or day after surgery, patients use a ventilator, or a machine to help them breathe. Tubes will be inserted into the chest to help drain excess air and fluid. During recovery, physical therapy and breathing exercises are used to help the new lung work as well as possible.

Lung capacity is carefully monitored for several months after surgery. Patients who have had a transplant will also have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. These drugs stop the body’s immune system from attacking the new lung. The main risks after a transplant are infection and rejection (when the immune system attacks the ‘foreign’ lung). A healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a diet high in vegetables and lean protein, not smoking, and getting enough exercise, is important to keeping the lungs functioning as well as possible. With proper care, many patients can live ten or even twenty years after a lung transplant.

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