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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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Fraser is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fraser has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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's specialties are cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Heinle trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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. Lauren Christine Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Kane's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Kane takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed 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 cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and heart transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. McKenzie attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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 Gold.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin's areas of expertise include lung transplant, mitral valve prolapse, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Scheinin accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin has an open panel.

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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
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin, Fb Building; A979
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, thyroid problems, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Noon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Noon trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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. Iki Adachi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6621 Fannin; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Iki Adachi's specialties are pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Adachi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Bruckner's areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Suarez's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Chan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Transplant, Lung Tumor Resection, Collapsed Lung, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mathias Loebe works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loebe include lung transplant, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Loebe is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loebe's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. George Mallory works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mallory include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallory takes. Dr. Mallory obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mallory is professionally 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Park is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Park attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass lung transplant. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo's education and training includes medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Kaleekal focuses on lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaleekal graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaleekal 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.