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Dr Raul M Sanchez Leon MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin; Fondren 270
Houston, TX

Dr. Raul Sanchez Leon's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez Leon include bronchoscopy and asthma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, Dr. Sanchez Leon completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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

Dr. Askin Uysal is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uysal include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Uysal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) is conversant in German and Turkish. Dr. Uysal is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146
Ghassan A Noureddine MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2280
Houston, TX

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Noureddine has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Noureddine performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Jihad Youssef works as an adult critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and sleep medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Youssef is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Youssef takes 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; Fondren 270
Houston, TX

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Khoshnevis is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Khoshnevis accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Surgery, Thor ... (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
Priya N Oolut MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (171 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX

Dr. Priya Oolut practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Oolut's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Oolut honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertensi ... (Read more)

Daniela Moran MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin; Fondren 270
Houston, TX

Dr. Daniela Moran specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, sleep disorders, and lung surgery. Dr. Moran is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures and then she performed her residency at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Surgery, Thoracentesis, Nutrition Issu ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $150
Ahmad Goodarzi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Goodarzi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Endoscopy, Lung Transplant

Dr Divina M Tuazon MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Divina Tuazon, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tuazon accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Spirometry, Sinusit ... (Read more)

Thomas S Kaleekal MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Thomas Kaleekal's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kaleekal's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kaleekal is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant

Neeraj Sinha
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Neeraj Sinha is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and bronchoscopy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sinha is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Lung Transplant, Smoking Cessation

Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Apurva Thekdi specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is professionally 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Thekdi obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

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

Daniel J Bonville DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Daniel Bonville's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonville include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bronchoscopy, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Issues, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Gallbladd ... (Read more)

Min Peter Kim MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (116 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Min Kim practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-A ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $739 - $1,027
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88 - $207
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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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