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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Fraser 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fraser attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Fraser has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. Dr. Heinle studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. 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. Dr. Heinle 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. Lauren Christine Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Kane works as a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and chest surgeon. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kane attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Kane's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and heart transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant

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

Dr. E. McKenzie works as a cardiac surgeon and pediatric surgeon. Dr. McKenzie's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McKenzie attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Transplant, Aortic ... (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 is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheinin include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheinin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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. George Paul Noon, MD
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noon include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Noon is 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Adachi include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adachi is 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bruckner's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruckner accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bruckner welcomes 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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Suarez's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Chan is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Chan's areas of clinical interest consist of lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). 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. Chan is 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)

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

Dr. Kiran Nair practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mallory's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park has an open panel. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melicoff-Portillo include lung transplant. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. 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

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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaleekal include lung transplant and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kaleekal is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kaleekal attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Maria Gazzaneo is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gazzaneo include lung transplant and intensive care. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gazzaneo honors. Dr. Gazzaneo is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, 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.