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Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Amir Rasheed specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasheed include bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and cancer surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Rasheed attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rasheed is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4301 Garth Road, Suite 212; Independence Plaza Ii
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ohara accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University, Dr. Ohara attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ohara is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (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, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include atrial septal defect, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Pickard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (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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