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Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Peterson attended Harvard Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Peterson has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203
Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenspon include sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenspon honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159
Dr. Morris A Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swartz is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Swartz include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. Dr. Swartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel L Deitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Deitz graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Deitz's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan A Gregory, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Susan Gregory's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Wynnewood, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Gregory is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Gregory is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174
Dr. Anthony R Lanfranco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Lanfranco's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lanfranco include non-small cell lung cancer, intensive care, and small cell lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lanfranco attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Leah Lande is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, pneumonia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Lande is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Lande is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lande trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Sleep ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174
Dr. Judd D Flesch, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Judd Flesch is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flesch include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intensive care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flesch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1930 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Venditto is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Venditto include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Venditto is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Venditto honors.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a chest surgeon. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Cognetti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Cognetti sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cognetti's clinical interests include thyroid cancer, tonsil cancer, and glossectomy (tongue removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Cognetti welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Oral Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $775 - $825
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $82 - $187
Dr. Gregory S Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Ravdin; 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Weinstein practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Weinstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinstein include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Vocal Cord Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Jaw Surgery, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $422 - $1,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $80 - $138
Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, Pcam; West Pavilion Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk is a thoracic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kucharczuk include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87
Dr. Doraid Jarrar, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Doraid Jarrar works as a chest surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jarrar takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (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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