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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manian include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Manian (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Manian is affiliated with 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Farjo attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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 works as an internist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Delclos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Delclos obtained his medical school training at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Jihad Youssef's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Youssef is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Youssef takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He is professionally 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
Dr. Divina M Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Divina Tuazon's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tuazon attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Milewicz attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Sugarbaker's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sugarbaker has received include Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sugarbaker is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). His practice is open to 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 R Larrier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Larrier's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Larrier attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Larrier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

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

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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Burt 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
Dr. Wanda C Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology, cardiac anesthesiology, and general pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Miller-Hance completed residency programs at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: atrial septal defect, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart failure. Dr. Miller-Hance is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , bronchoscopy

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Albright, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and endoscopic sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Albright has an open panel.

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

Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edmonds's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Edmonds's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Edmonds attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Edmonds has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamal G Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; #2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khalil accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Khalil performed his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Peripheral Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $85
Dr. Newton Oran Duncan III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Newton Duncan's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Duncan is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Duncan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Duncan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Voice Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Surgery, Hay Fever, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (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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