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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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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. 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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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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Varon include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. The average patient rating for Dr. Varon is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varon studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma, Sepsis, Weight Loss

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $404 - $500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $22 - $152

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

Dr. Clinton Doerr specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Doerr's clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doerr has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep ... (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). Dr. Larrier's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Larrier attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Albright sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Albright is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Albright attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Albright welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (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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