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Dr. Michael Alan Jantz MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.37 stars (2 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jantz practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jantz include non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jantz attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jantz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 2014-2015: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; 2012-2013: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; and Consumer Research Most Compassionate Doctor Award.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $802 - $1,424
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $149 - $270
Wael Nasser MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wael Nasser works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Nasser focuses on acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nasser takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Nasser attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital, the University of Florida Health (UF Health), and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $803
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $151
Andres Pelaez Freidel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Pelaez is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Pelaez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $957
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4741 N W 8th Avenue; Suite C
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Camacho works as a pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Camacho accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $151
Dr. William O. Collins MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Collins is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Collins attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has received distinctions including Named Exemplary Teacher. University of Florida College of Medicine. and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Cleft Lip and Palate, Laryngoscopy, Hearing ... (Read more)

Rodrigo C. Silva MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 Sw Archer Road; M2-228
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rodrigo Silva specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Gainesville, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Brasilia Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and eardrum repair. Dr. Silva is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. Dr. Silva's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Eardrum Repair, Tympanostomy, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

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What is Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a thin tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, is inserted in your mouth or nose and slowly advanced to your lungs. This allows your doctor to see your respiratory tract, which includes your throat, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (airways), and lungs. If you have or show signs of lung problems - for example, lung cancer or difficulty breathing - your doctor may recommend that you undergo a bronchoscopy.

In performing a diagnostic bronchoscopy, your doctor may only wish to visualize your respiratory tract, or your doctor may also collect samples of tissue or fluid. The samples can help diagnose your condition or, if you have cancer, they can be used for staging purposes. One method for sample collection is bronchoalveolar lavage. In a bronchoalveolar lavage, your doctor injects saline (salt water) through the bronchoscope and then suctions it out of your airways. The washout collected is tested for lung disorders. Your doctor can also insert a biopsy tool to collect tissue or mucus samples. The following are biopsies that can be performed by bronchoscopy:

  • Brush biopsy, which uses a brush to collect samples.
  • Endobronchial biopsy, which uses the bronchoscope to guide forceps to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial biopsy, which uses forceps and image guidance - such as X-rays, CT scans, or fluoroscopy - to sample lung tissue.
  • Transbronchial fine needle aspiration (TBNA), which uses a small needle to take samples of the lymph nodes or lungs.

For visualization, bronchoscopy can be done alone, or it can be combined with ultrasound. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) allows real-time imaging of your airway and is used for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, as well as for determining where the cancer has spread. EBUS can be performed with TBNA, a procedure known as endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).

Your doctor can also use bronchoscopy as a treatment for lung problems. For example, if a foreign body is trapped in your airway, your doctor can insert forceps through the bronchoscope to remove it. If your airway has become narrowed - which may occur if you have an infection, cancer, or some other inflammatory issue - bronchoscopy can be used to place a device called a stent in the area of constriction. The stent will keep your airway open, allowing you to breathe properly.

During a bronchoscopy, you will be given medication (sedative) to help you relax. If it is only a diagnostic bronchoscopy, you will be kept awake, but if your bronchoscopy is for therapeutic purposes, you will be put to sleep by general anesthesia. After your procedure, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours. You will not be able to eat or drink for about 2 hours. You may experience some discomfort, such as a sore throat or pain while swallowing. Throat lozenges and gargling may help alleviate your symptoms, which should go away after a few days. You will need to have someone drive you home once your doctor determines that you are ready.

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