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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 works as a heart surgeon and pediatric surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Fraser is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle works as a heart surgeon and pediatric surgeon. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Heinle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Lauren Kane is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Kane is especially interested in lung transplant and heart transplant. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant

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

Dr. Jeffrey Morgan specializes in cardiac surgery. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. These areas are among Dr. Morgan's clinical interests: lung transplant, advanced heart failure, and heart transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morgan is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

Dr. George Paul Noon, MD
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. Clinical interests for Dr. Noon include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Noon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Noon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scheinin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,065
  • Medicare Cost: $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 surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adachi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruckner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruckner accepts. Dr. Bruckner 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. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Suarez's clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Suarez is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Goutham Dronavalli is a pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dronavalli include lung transplant, intensive care, and lung problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Dronavalli attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mallory's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency 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. 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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parulekar has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parulekar takes. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melicoff-Portillo include lung transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kiran Nair is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. 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. Nair's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Myung Park is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Park's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Park's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital.

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

Dr. Thomas Stephen Kaleekal, MEd, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kaleekal specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Kaleekal's clinical interests: lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kaleekal is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, 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.