We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Anthem near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Lisa Orloff practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Orloff an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orloff takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Orloff's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,959
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $952
Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler works as a general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiler is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hiler focuses on breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hiler offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Hiler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,004
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 include the following: hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and endocrine surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Shen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Shen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,040
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,088

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murray's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Murray's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Murray is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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. Dr. Li offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Li attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is accepting 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.

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