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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2380 Sutter Street; Second Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Orloff's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Orloff speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Orloff is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,959
  • Medicare Cost: $952
Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler specializes in general surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiler is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hiler include breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hiler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiler welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hiler offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica E Gosnell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street, Endocrine Surgical and Oncology Clinic; Third Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Gosnell practices surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Gosnell's areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gosnell honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gosnell attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gosnell is conversant in French.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Cushing's Syndrome, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,944
  • Medicare Cost: $1,004
Dr. Quan-Yang Duh, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street; Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Quan-Yang Duh practices surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Duh speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Duh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,145
  • Medicare Cost: $1,088
Dr. Wen Tsong Shen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street; Department of Surgery, Ucsfmt. Zion Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Wen Shen works as a surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Shen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,040
  • Medicare Cost: $1,088
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murray is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Murray is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Pilonidal Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle L Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Li, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Li offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Anorectal Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Parathyroid Surgery?

Parathyroid surgery is a procedure done to identify and remove diseased parathyroid glands. These tiny glands in the neck regulate calcium levels in the body. Occasionally, one or more of the parathyroid glands can become hyperactive, swelling and causing too much calcium to be moved from the bones to the bloodstream. This is called hyperparathyroidism, and it can cause problems including weakness, nervous system disorders, and kidney problems. To treat hyperparathyroidism, overactive parathyroid glands are removed.

One kind of parathyroid surgery is called bilateral neck exploration. The surgeon finds and looks at all of the parathyroid glands on both sides of the neck, visually identifying any that are diseased and removing them. Minimally invasive, or focused, parathyroidectomy is done to remove a single diseased gland. The gland causing problems is identified before surgery using localization techniques such as hormonal or radiology testing. Since in most cases only one gland is causing problems, focused parathyroidectomy is a common alternative to bilateral neck exploration. Both procedures are safe and effective.

In the rare case that all four glands are diseased, the surgeon will either remove three and a half glands and leave one half in place, or all four will be removed and part of one gland will be transplanted into the forearm. This is done to keep calcium levels where they should be.

After surgery, you will have a bandage on your neck and a sore throat. You may only want liquids or very soft food for the first day, and you may be asked to take calcium supplements for a while until your remaining parathyroid glands begin functioning well again. Recovery is fairly quick, and within a few days you should be feeling like yourself again.