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Dr. Charles D Fraser Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Fraser is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric surgery. Dr. Fraser is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Fraser average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fraser takes. Dr. Fraser has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Christine Thacker, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Kane is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Kane has indicated that her clinical interests include lung transplant and heart transplant. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Heinle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heinle's specialties are pediatric surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Heinle attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Heinle has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Heinle is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Noon include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. Dr. Noon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Noon is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $12,065
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $3,317
Dr. Iki Adachi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6621 Fannin; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Iki Adachi is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. Dr. Adachi is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Aortic Disease, Surgical Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Chan's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Suarez is a specialist in cardiac surgery. These areas are among Dr. Suarez's clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bruckner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bruckner is open to new patients.

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

Dr. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. These areas are among Dr. Mallory's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Maria Carolina Gazzaneo, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric Critical Care
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Gazzaneo practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gazzaneo include lung transplant and intensive care. Dr. Gazzaneo accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Transplant

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6621 Fannin Street; Cc1040.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Melicoff-Portillo's clinical interests encompass lung transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Park attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Park's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi practices general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Goodarzi attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodarzi include lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodarzi accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goodarzi is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Neeraj Sinha, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center, 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sinha works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Sinha's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Sinha completed a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. 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. Sinha is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas S Kaleekal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kaleekal specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Kaleekal's clinical interests: lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kaleekal is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant

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What is a Lung Transplant?

Patients who have very severe lung disease may need a lung transplant. The diseased lung is entirely removed and replaced with a healthy lung, usually donated by a person who died. Either one or both lungs can be transplanted.

Contrary to popular belief, lung transplant is rarely used to treat lung cancer. It is a more common treatment for patients with other advanced lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lung transplant is a serious operation and is generally used as a last resort for patients who have only a short time to live without surgery.

During a transplant, an incision is made on the side of the chest (for a single lung) or in the middle (for both lungs). Patients may be hooked up to a heart-lung bypass machine, which will do the work of moving blood and oxygen through the body during the procedure. After the diseased lung is cut away from the main airway and blood vessels, the donor lung is stitched into place. Surgery may take as long as twelve hours, and a hospital stay of two to three weeks after surgery is not uncommon. For the first hours or day after surgery, patients use a ventilator, or a machine to help them breathe. Tubes will be inserted into the chest to help drain excess air and fluid. During recovery, physical therapy and breathing exercises are used to help the new lung work as well as possible.

Lung capacity is carefully monitored for several months after surgery. Patients who have had a transplant will also have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. These drugs stop the body’s immune system from attacking the new lung. The main risks after a transplant are infection and rejection (when the immune system attacks the ‘foreign’ lung). A healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a diet high in vegetables and lean protein, not smoking, and getting enough exercise, is important to keeping the lungs functioning as well as possible. With proper care, many patients can live ten or even twenty years after a lung transplant.

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