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

Dr. Lisa Orloff is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orloff takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Orloff attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Orloff is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Hiler attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is especially interested in breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hiler average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiler takes. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Hiler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to 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 specializes in surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Her 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 honors. Dr. Gosnell 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. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in French. Dr. Gosnell is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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 works as a surgeon. Dr. Duh's areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Duh is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 specializes in surgery. Dr. Shen has a special interest in hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and endocrine surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is 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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Murray is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Murray is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Li works as a general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Li obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Li offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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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.