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Mr. George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 3.16 stars (2 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection, lung resection

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter W. Ohara MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.98 stars (14 ratings)
4301 Garth Road; Suite 212
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara, who practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ohara's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ohara trained at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ohara's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Amir Rasheed is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bone marrow aspiration. On average, patients gave Dr. Rasheed a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasheed graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial septal defect, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickard welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, Atrial Septal ... (Read more)

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What is Lung Resection?

Lung resection is surgery performed to remove all or part of the lung, almost always in the treatment of cancer. While there are other conditions that may in certain cases benefit from removal of lung tissue (including tuberculosis, COPD, and some infections), this is rare.

The goal of lung resection is to remove diseased tissue and stop it from spreading. The amount of tissue removed depends on the diagnosis. Each lung has thin folds that divide the lung tissue into lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left, which is slightly smaller to make room for the heart, has two. Each lobe is further divided by areas of connective tissue into small segments. Lung resection surgery is given different names depending on how much of the lung is removed. These include:

  • Wedge resection, removal of just the diseased area of the lung, including a small border of healthy tissue.
  • Segmental resection, also called segmentectomy, or the removal of the affected section of the lung.
  • Lobectomy, or removal of a lobe of the lung.
  • Sleeve resection, or removal of one or more lobes along with a portion of the bronchus, or airway.
  • Pneumonectomy, or removal of one entire lung.

Lung resection is often performed through a type of open-chest surgery called thoracotomy. The patient lies on his or her side and is put to sleep. An incision is made from the breastbone around to the back near the shoulder blade, and the diseased part of the lung is removed from between the ribs. In some cases, especially for wedge resection, a kind of minimally invasive surgery called video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS is used. VATS uses tiny, lighted instruments and several small incisions to access the lung and perform the needed surgery.

After a lung resection, you may need to stay in the hospital for several days. You may be given breathing exercises to do in order to prevent pneumonia and help your lung heal. It is common to have drainage tubes to remove excess fluid and air the first few days. You may feel breathless at first, but even with only one lung you will breathe normally after you recover.

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