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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 855
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Manner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manner studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Manner is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $34 - $517
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $168
Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1601 Main Street; Suite 500a
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1601 Main Street; Suite 401
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Vachhani's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Vachhani's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vachhani is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 260
  • Uninsured Cost: $418 - $543
  • Medicare Cost: $132 - $214
Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkwy; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $569
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
17510 West Grand Parkwy South; #220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shannon's areas of expertise include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $612 - $839
  • Medicare Cost: $154 - $251
Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fagbohun include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Dr. Fagbohun's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fagbohun honors. Dr. Fagbohun's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1601 Main Street; Suite 407
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Kumara Peddamatham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Peddamatham's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddamatham is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $406 - $473
  • Medicare Cost: $125 - $176
Dr. Azul Shiraz Jaffer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4911 Sandhill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Azul Jaffer's areas of specialization are general surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffer include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and warts. Dr. Jaffer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffer honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , skin biopsy, biopsy

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Valvuloplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Main Street; Suite 500a
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheema include lung cancer, colon cancer, and biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.