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

Dr. Charles Fraser specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fraser accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fraser trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fraser's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle's specialties are cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heinle attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Morgan graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is especially interested in lung transplant, advanced heart failure, and heart transplant. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

Dr. Lauren Kane is a specialist in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Kane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant

Dr. Emmett Dean McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Other
6621 Fannin Street; Wt91345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. E. McKenzie is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKenzie include lung transplant and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. McKenzie attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,065
  • Medicare Cost: $3,317
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin, Fb Building; A979
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Noon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, thyroid problems, and esophageal surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Noon is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Dr. Iki Adachi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6621 Fannin; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Iki Adachi is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Adachi's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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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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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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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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parulekar attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parulekar is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Nair is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). 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. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nair's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Goutham Dronavalli's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Dronavalli has a special interest in lung transplant, intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Dronavalli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. George Mallory is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Mallory completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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.