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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Dr. Edwin C McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Melrose Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. McGee's clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Ankit Bharat, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankit Bharat's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and chest wall reconstruction. Dr. Bharat honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bharat is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Vigneswaran's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Pleural Effusion, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 650
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Decamp performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Malek G Massad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malek Massad is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Clinical interests for Dr. Massad include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. Dr. Massad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) 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)

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

Dr. Sangeeta Bhorade is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She works in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests encompass lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Bhorade's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Bhorade completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Hector Cajigas' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Cajigas's clinical interests: lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Cajigas attended Autonomous University of Baja California for medical school. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cajigas's office for an appointment.

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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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