We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Bounmany Kyle Keojampa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4640 Admiralty Way; Suite 718
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Bounmany Keojampa is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Keojampa completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Keojampa include dermabrasion, acne, and radiesse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He speaks Lao. Dr. Keojampa is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Keojampa has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Thyroid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie R Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 121
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Goldfarb average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldfarb include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Goldfarb honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Goldfarb has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Reece Salvado, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 20th Street; Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Amanda Salvado is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Santa Monica, CA, Culver City, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Salvado completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Salvado include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and revision rhinoplasty. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salvado's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Allergies, Facelift, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliott Abemayor, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; #550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elliot Abemayor is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Abemayor's areas of clinical interest consist of larynx cancer, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Abemayor attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abemayor honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abemayor include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Microsurgery, Eyelid Problems, Larynx ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Avram Sercarz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 550; Department of Head & Neck Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joel Sercarz is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sercarz's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and anterior skull base surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sercarz is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sercarz include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sercarz is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Wynn Yeh, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; #214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Yeh is a surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. Dr. Yeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Adrenal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $5,221
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $984

Specializes in Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Meena Said is a specialist in surgery. She works in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Said takes. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Said is conversant in Persian. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adrenalectomy, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $159

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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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