We found 7 providers with an interest in lung transplant and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Chicago, IL.

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Edwin C. McGee MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McGee accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McGee is professionally affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Loyola Medicine Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat is a general practitioner and thoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharat takes. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bharat has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Malcolm M. DeCamp Jr., MD
Specializes in General Practice, Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp works as a general practitioner and chest surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Decamp's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Decamp attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Decamp is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Wickii Vigneswaran MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 5040
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vigneswaran graduated from the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vigneswaran trained at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Vigneswaran is professionally affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Medicine Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Pleural Effusion, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Malek Massad M.D.
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
average rating 3.25 stars (2 ratings)
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malek Massad's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. Dr. Massad is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Massad's professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Thorek Memorial Hospital, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Transplant, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Sangeeta M. Bhorade, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
676 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sangeeta Bhorade's specialties are general practice, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. She practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Bhorade's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bhorade's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis

Hector R. Cajigas, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 18-250 Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Cajigas works as a general practitioner and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Cajigas has a special interest in lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Baja California. Dr. Cajigas completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

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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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