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Dr. Wilson Yuchun Szeto, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Wilson Szeto's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Szeto average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Szeto's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Szeto takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017. Dr. Szeto is conversant in Chinese.

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All Interests: Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aneurysm, Aorta ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Acker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Acker works as a cardiac surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acker include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart transplant. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Acker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Acker completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Aorta Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph E Bavaria, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor; Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bavaria practices cardiac surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bavaria attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bavaria accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2002 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. Dr. Bavaria (or staff) is conversant in German and French. 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Aorta Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Prashanth Vallabhajosyula works as a heart surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallabhajosyula include aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Vallabhajosyula is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vallabhajosyula attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vallabhajosyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Cantu III, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 6 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Cantu specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Cantu attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Cantu focuses on lung transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantu accepts. Dr. Cantu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. Pavan Atluri, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pavan Atluri's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. He speaks Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, lung transplant, and second opinions. Dr. Atluri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Atluri graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Andres Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christian Bermudez specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bermudez accepts. After attending the University of Concepcion Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Bermudez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $10,945
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $3,835
Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. Dr. Hadjiliadis'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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadjiliadis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchiectasis, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Harold I Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Palevsky attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has a special interest in lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palevsky takes. Dr. Palevsky has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic 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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All Interests: Second Opinions, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Kawut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kawut specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Kawut focuses on lung transplant. Dr. Kawut 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. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kawut attended Yale School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawut accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. James C Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Lee practices adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant and lung problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. 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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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

Dr. Joshua Matthew Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 836 W. Gates
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Diamond practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Diamond's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Diamond is affiliated with 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek N Ahya, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vivek Ahya is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Ahya completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahya takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahya include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2017 and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. 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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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

Dr. Namrata B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Namrata Patel works as an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include lung transplant, wegener's granulomatosis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with 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: Beryllium Disease, Sarcoidosis, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Wegener's ... (Read more)

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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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