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Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Dr. Ohara 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. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ohara completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. Ohara is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a cardiac surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lawrie graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Lawrie has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (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's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Scheinin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Scheinin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Edward Y Chan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Chan obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Min Kim is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ross Reul's specialty is cardiac surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Reul's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reul accepts. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez works as a heart surgeon. Dr. Suarez's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. Dr. Suarez's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Puja G Khaitan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Puja Khaitan's specialty is cardiac surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khaitan's areas of expertise consist of lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khaitan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency.

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Dr. Brian A Bruckner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Patients rated Dr. Bruckner highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bruckner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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