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

Dr. Charles Fraser practices cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Fraser 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. Dr. Fraser is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. 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. Lauren Christine Thacker, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Kane works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. In her practice, Dr. Kane focuses on lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Kane is professionally 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency 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's specialties are pediatric surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He 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. Dr. Heinle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Heinle has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital 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)

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

Dr. George Noon is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Noon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheinin include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Scheinin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting 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 specialist in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Adachi 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: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Chan sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Suarez is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). 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. Suarez honors. Dr. Suarez is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bruckner include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. Dr. Mallory's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Dr. Park is accepting new patients.

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

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. In her practice, Dr. Gazzaneo focuses on lung transplant and intensive care. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gazzaneo honors. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo is especially interested in lung transplant. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi practices general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodarzi studied medicine at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Endoscopy, Lung Transplant

Dr. Neeraj Sinha, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center, 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sinha sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and bronchoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Lung Transplant, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Thomas S Kaleekal, 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 Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaleekal takes 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 graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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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.

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