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Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a heart surgeon and vascular surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Patients rated Dr. Coselli highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection, lung resection

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All 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: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $897
Dr. Jack A Roth, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jack Roth is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Roth accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Honorary Member, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); America's Top Surgeons; and Best Doctors, U.S. News & Word Report. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $8,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,515
Dr. Miguel A Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Dr. Gomez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marcia Katz's areas of specialization are 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). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Ara A Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Vaporciyan is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinctions: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $6,492 - $10,146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843 - $1,448
Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Ohara's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ohara's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly practices adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Lawrie is a graduate of The University of Sydney Medical School. His areas of expertise include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrie has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lawrie welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, Atrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas' areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kopas graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kopas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

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

Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scheinin 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 attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Kidney Transplant, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Kim has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. Patients gave Dr. Reul an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reul is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reul welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1846
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include atrial septal defect, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Pickard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor resection

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Casar's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. Dr. Casar is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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What is Lung Resection?

Lung resection is surgery performed to remove all or part of the lung, almost always in the treatment of cancer. While there are other conditions that may in certain cases benefit from removal of lung tissue (including tuberculosis, COPD, and some infections), this is rare.

The goal of lung resection is to remove diseased tissue and stop it from spreading. The amount of tissue removed depends on the diagnosis. Each lung has thin folds that divide the lung tissue into lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left, which is slightly smaller to make room for the heart, has two. Each lobe is further divided by areas of connective tissue into small segments. Lung resection surgery is given different names depending on how much of the lung is removed. These include:

  • Wedge resection, removal of just the diseased area of the lung, including a small border of healthy tissue.
  • Segmental resection, also called segmentectomy, or the removal of the affected section of the lung.
  • Lobectomy, or removal of a lobe of the lung.
  • Sleeve resection, or removal of one or more lobes along with a portion of the bronchus, or airway.
  • Pneumonectomy, or removal of one entire lung.

Lung resection is often performed through a type of open-chest surgery called thoracotomy. The patient lies on his or her side and is put to sleep. An incision is made from the breastbone around to the back near the shoulder blade, and the diseased part of the lung is removed from between the ribs. In some cases, especially for wedge resection, a kind of minimally invasive surgery called video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS is used. VATS uses tiny, lighted instruments and several small incisions to access the lung and perform the needed surgery.

After a lung resection, you may need to stay in the hospital for several days. You may be given breathing exercises to do in order to prevent pneumonia and help your lung heal. It is common to have drainage tubes to remove excess fluid and air the first few days. You may feel breathless at first, but even with only one lung you will breathe normally after you recover.

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