We found 5 providers with an interest in lung transplant and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Aurora, CO.

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UCHealth - Michael Weyant MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 4.78 stars (115 ratings)
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michael Weyant works as a general surgeon, cardiologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Weyant include lung transplant and lung cancer. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Weyant completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Shumway Award, Western Thoracic Surgical Association (2007); First Place in Poster Presentation - General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; and Golfers' Against Cancer Award, Golfers' Against Cancer. Dr. Weyant is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Cancer Center - Anschutz, CU Medicine, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery

John Mitchell MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. John Mitchell works as a chest surgeon in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cancer surgery, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Cancer Center - Anschutz, and CU Medicine. Dr. Mitchell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Mitchell's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Pioneer Award, University of Colorado Hospital; Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery, Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis; and Top Doctor 2006 - 5280 Magazine.

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Dr. Robert Alexander Meguid M.D.
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Meguid is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Dr. Meguid's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meguid takes. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Meguid's distinctions include: Ben Eiseman Surgical Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine; and Certified, The American Board of Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Cancer Center - Anschutz, CU Medicine, and Veterans Health Administration (VA).

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All Interests: Wounds, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sarcoma, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreatitis, Lung ... (Read more)

David Campbell MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. David Campbell works as a cardiac surgeon, chest surgeon, and intensivist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rush Medical College, and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Campbell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly; Top 100 Health Professionals of the World, IBC; and "Those Who Care" Award, Little Hearts.

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Frederick Grover MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Frederick Grover practices thoracic surgery in Aurora, CO. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and heart transplant. Dr. Grover is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital - Cardiac & Vascular Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grover has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Fellowship Award, American College of Cardiology; Recipient, Best Doctors in America; and Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award , University of Colorado Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Transplant, Lung Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

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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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