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

Dr. Lauren Kane practices cardiothoracic surgery in San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include lung transplant and heart transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Kane trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors.

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Noon's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noon takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Scott Alan Scheinin MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.83 stars (43 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Scheinin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scheinin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
Iki Adachi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6621 Fannin; Mc 19345h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Iki Adachi is an adult cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Adachi include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic stenosis. Dr. Adachi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Heart Transplant, Aortic Stenosis, Lung Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

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

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

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

Brian Bruckner M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.84 stars (37 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bruckner's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Erik Eddie Suarez M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez's specialty is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Suarez attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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George Mallory MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mallory is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Mallory trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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

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

Dr. Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Melicoff-Portillo include lung transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melicoff-Portillo takes. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Transplant

Dr. Myung Hee Park M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.89 stars (9 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Park attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Maria Gazzaneo is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care. She works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Gazzaneo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gazzaneo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi specializes in general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goodarzi include lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Goodarzi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goodarzi is accepting new patients.

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

Thomas S. Kaleekal MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kaleekal is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaleekal include lung transplant and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaleekal is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant

Neeraj Sinha
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.18 stars (3 ratings)
6445 Main Street; 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sinha specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sinha include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Sinha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Sinha attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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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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