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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orloff honors. Dr. Orloff graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Orloff has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Orloff is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Hiler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Hiler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hiler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gosnell speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gosnell include cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Gosnell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Shen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shen include hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and endocrine surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Murray's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray takes. Dr. Murray graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to 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 is a general surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Li is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Li's practice is open to new patients. 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 offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking 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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