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Varun Puri, MD

Varun Puri, MD

Dr. Puri specializes in thoracic surgery, lung cancer, lung transplantation, esophageal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease, mediastinal tumors, tracheal disease and chest wall pathology.
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
39
Male
2009
2009
Hindi
Cardiothoracic Surgery-Pediatr
Cardiothoracic Surgery - certified
Surgery (General) - certified
Christian Hospital
Progress West Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Siteman Cancer Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
100 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO 63376
314.362.4191
 
Center For Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place Suite 8B
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.362.4191
  
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Education

Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
Internship: Creighton University Omaha Nebraska
Residency: Creighton University Omaha Nebraska
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare Open Access HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare Plan HMO
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-MCARE
Coventry Gold Advantage - MCARE
Coventry Healthcare ASO
Coventry Healthcare HMO
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Medicare Advantage & Plus
First Health Coventry
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice Care PPO
Humana Choice/Regional PPO - MCARE
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - MCARE
Humana Gold Plus HMO - MCARE
Humana POS - MCARE
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
Molina Healthcare of Illinois (IPA)
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
Verify insurance with office
Worker's Compensation

Treatment of malignant pleural effusion: a cost-effectiveness analysis.Puri V, Pyrdeck TL, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Colditz GA, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;94(2):374-80. Epub 2012 May 10.

PMID:
22579398
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsOutcomes and perception of lung surgery with implementation of a patient video education module: a prospective cohort study.Crabtree TD, Puri V, Bell JM, Bontumasi N, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Meyers BF.J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May;214(5):816-21.e2. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

PMID:
22464659
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsHandheld office-based spirometry versus laboratory spirometry in low-risk patients undergoing lung resection.Puri V, Zoole JB, Musick J, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Crabtree TD, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.Innovations (Phila). 2011 Jul;6(4):257-61.

PMID:
22437985
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsTreatment for pathologic stage I lung cancer--are models reliable?Puri V, Crabtree TD, Meyers BF.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Feb 1;82(2):522; author reply 523. No abstract available.

PMID:
22244284
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsA comparison of surgical intervention and stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer in high-risk patients: a decision analysis.Puri V, Crabtree TD, Kymes S, Gregory M, Bell J, Bradley JD, Robinson C, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Meyers BF.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb;143(2):428-36. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

PMID:
22169443
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsDiaphragmatic defect complicating peritoneal dialysis.Puri V, Orellana FA, Singer GG, Wald MS.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;92(4):1527. No abstract available.

PMID:
21958814
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSingle-lung transplantation in the setting of aborted bilateral lung transplantation.Puri V, Guthrie T, Scavuzzo M, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.J Transplant. 2011;2011:535649. Epub 2011 Jun 7.

PMID:
21766006
[PubMed]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsImpact of anastomotic techniques on airway complications after lung transplant.van Berkel V, Guthrie TJ, Puri V, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):316-20; discussion 320-1.

PMID:
21718863
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRetrograde jejunogastric decompression after esophagectomy is superior to nasogastric drainage.Puri V, Hu Y, Guthrie T, Crabtree TD, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):499-503. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

PMID:
21704297
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEndoscopic ultrasound for early stage esophageal adenocarcinoma: implications for staging and survival.Crabtree TD, Yacoub WN, Puri V, Azar R, Zoole JB, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Meyers BF.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1509-15; discussion 1515-6. Epub 2011 Mar 24.

PMID:
21435632
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFungal osteomyelitis masquerading as a chest wall tumor.Puri V, Johnson SM, Munfakh NA.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;91(1):304. No abstract available.

PMID:
21172544
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSternoclavicular joint infection: a comparison of two surgical approaches.Puri V, Meyers BF, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Crabtree TD, Battafarano RJ, Krupnick AS.Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan;91(1):257-61.

PMID:
21172525
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsShort- and long-term outcomes of 1000 adult lung transplant recipients at a single center.Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Puri V, Guthrie TJ, Trulock EP, Meyers BF, Patterson GA.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan;141(1):215-22. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

PMID:
21093882
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric lung transplantation.Puri V, Epstein D, Raithel SC, Gandhi SK, Sweet SC, Faro A, Huddleston CB.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):427-32. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

PMID:
20538306
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAnatomic distortion of the right coronary artery as a complication of lung transplantation.Melby SJ, Larue SJ, Lasala JM, Pal N, Lakshminarasimhachar A, Trulock EP, Kreisel D, Pasque MK, Puri V, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS.Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2000-1.

PMID:
20494065
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTumor location is not an independent prognostic factor in early stage non-small cell lung cancer.Puri V, Garg N, Engelhardt EE, Kreisel D, Crabtree TD, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Krupnick AS.Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr;89(4):1053-9.

PMID:
20338306
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLung transplantation and donation after cardiac death: a single center experience.Puri V, Scavuzzo M, Guthrie T, Hachem R, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF.Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1609-14; discussion 1614-5.

PMID:
19853120
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUtility of positron emission tomography in the mediastinum: moving beyond lung and esophageal cancer staging.Puri V, Meyers BF.Thorac Surg Clin. 2009 Feb;19(1):7-15. Review.

PMID:
19288816
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsManagement of hypertensive emergencies in acute brain disease: evaluation of the treatment effects of intravenous nicardipine on cerebral oxygenation.Narotam PK, Puri V, Roberts JM, Taylon C, Vora Y, Nathoo N.J Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;109(6):1065-74.

PMID:
19035721
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAdult lung transplantation: technical considerations.Puri V, Patterson GA.Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Summer;20(2):152-64. Review.

PMID:
18707650
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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