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Sandip R Desai MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sandip Desai practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. He trained at Miami Valley Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Spirometry, Lung Surgery, As ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $439 - $569
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $89 - $186
Bhadresh B Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.73 stars out of 5 (275 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Bhadresh Shah practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He 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 B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung V ... (Read more)

Suneesh Gopalan Nair MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (158 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Suneesh Nair is a pulmonologist and critical care specialist. Dr. Nair's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair graduated from the University of Kerala and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Obesity, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems

Priya N Oolut MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (171 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Priya Oolut specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Sugar Land, TX, El Campo, TX, and Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Oolut highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oolut attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertensi ... (Read more)

Pankaj K Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Pankaj Shah's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Sleep Medicine
Average rating 2.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. David Chao is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and sleep medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Chao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $144
Dr Shahid Q Mallick MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.2 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3511 Town Center Boulevard S; Suite #102
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Shahid Mallick's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Mallick's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Mallick attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mallick's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $770
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $144
Raziuddin Ahmed MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: lung surgery, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Spirometry, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr Deidre Larrier MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
15400 Southwest Frwy; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Deidre Larrier specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Larrier include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Larrier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Larrier welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

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

Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Joseph Edmonds is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Edmonds include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edmonds honors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Edmonds completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

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

Newton Oran Duncan III MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Newton Duncan sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan include cleft lip and palate, hearing loss, and ear surgery. Dr. Duncan is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duncan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Duncan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchoscopy

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing Loss, Ear Surgery, Hay Fever, Head and Neck Cancer, Birt ... (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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