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Dr. Donald Ray Lazarus Jr. MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Lazarus' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, therapeutic bronchoscopy, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Lazarus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , therapeutic bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

Ather J. Siddiqi MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 2.58 stars (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Siddiqi's clinical interests: sleep disorders, lung surgery, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Siddiqi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Surgery, Thoracentesis, Intensive Care, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Prasad Manian M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manian takes. Dr. Manian studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $624
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Katz attended Boston University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.42 stars (8 ratings)
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Youssef completed a residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Youssef honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $946
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Casar's clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Asim Siddique MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Asim Siddique is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddique attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $119
Allen L. Milewicz MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
average rating 4.91 stars (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz works as a pediatric general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Milewicz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Milewicz's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J. Sugarbaker MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
average rating 2 stars (4 ratings)
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sugarbaker's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Carney Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sugarbaker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sugarbaker welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $532
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $84
Dr. Deidre Larrier M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Larrier's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larrier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sinusitis, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Michael Burt M.D.
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1 Baylor Plaza # Bcm390; Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Burt is a thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Burt's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,506 - $1,648
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86 - $137

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Thekdi is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Thekdi include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thekdi 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. Dr. Thekdi has an open panel. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Minor Surgery, ... (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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