We found 11 providers matching bronchoscopy and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Houston, TX.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Lazarus has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, therapeutic bronchoscopy, and interventional pulmonology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lazarus has received include Medicine Teacher of the Year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program; Non-Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency; and Best First Year Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine Pulm-Critical Care Fellowship. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , therapeutic bronchoscopy

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

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

Dr. Marcia Katz is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Katz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. Durgaprasad Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manian include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Manian is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Manian has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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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 Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jihad Youssef sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Youssef attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youssef honors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Casar's clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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
Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Milewicz's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. 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. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Milewicz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Deidre R Larrier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Larrier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Larrier is accepting new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Sugarbaker's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugarbaker is open to new patients. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sugarbaker offers interpreting services for his 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. Bryan Michael Burt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1 Baylor Plaza # Bcm390; Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Burt is a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Burt's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burt takes. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lobectomy, Tumor, Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted ... (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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Thekdi's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Thekdi's clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thekdi has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus 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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