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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazarus graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lazarus completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His distinctions 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 professionally 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 physician who specializes in 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 professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katz obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Katz has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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)

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

Dr. Prasad Manian sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Manian's clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Manian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Dr. Farjo is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Farjo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos is an internist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Delclos attended the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delclos is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unti 1462
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Saadia Faiz is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Faiz attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Faiz has received the following distinction: Valedictorian, Cypress Creek High School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $150
Dr. Scott E Evans, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Evans practices adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Evans completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Cyrus Scholar Award, Cyrus Family Foundation; Presidential Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Distinguished Paper Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Division of Internal Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Uysal performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks German and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146
Dr. Amelia Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Ng's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ng's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Ng is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Vickie R Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vickie Shannon specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Shannon is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shannon include: Alfred Soffer Research Award, American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation; NIH (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Minority Investigator Award, NIH; and History of Medicine Award, University of Texas.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146
Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Connolly's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $705 - $847
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $164

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas is a pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopas include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kopas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopas takes. Dr. Kopas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $767 - $1,114
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $92 - $199

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1760
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Santacruz specializes in adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchoscopy, laser treatment, and thoracentesis. Dr. Santacruz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Santacruz attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Laser Treatment, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Stent, Endoscopy, Thoracentesis

Dr. Ghassan A Noureddine, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Noureddine's areas of expertise consist of bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Noureddine attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Noureddine has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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

Dr. Jihad Youssef's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Youssef attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshnevis include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Khoshnevis accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from The National University of Iran. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 117
  • Charge (avg.): $1,024 - $1,090
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146 - $163

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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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