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We found 18 providers matching lung transplant and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Charles Fraser's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Fraser's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fraser's 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 is a cardiac surgeon and pediatric surgeon. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Heinle 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 practices pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Kane is professionally 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 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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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 practices cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. McKenzie is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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
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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Noon include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. Dr. Noon 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. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Bruckner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 and practices 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Suarez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Edward Chan's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Chan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Dr. Nair honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of 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. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he 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. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Park completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Melicoff-Portillo attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung transplant. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo is 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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaleekal takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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

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

Dr. Maria Gazzaneo is a pulmonologist, anesthesiologist, and pediatric critical care specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and intensive care. Dr. Gazzaneo honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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.