We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Santa Monica, CA.

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

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb is a cancer surgeon. Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goldfarb accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Salvado include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Salvado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint John's Health Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salvado welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Allergies, Facelift, Sinus Problems, ... (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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Los Angeles, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sercarz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sercarz's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and anterior skull base surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sercarz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sercarz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, 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. Elliott Abemayor, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
200 Medical Plaza; #550
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elliot Abemayor is an otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abemayor's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in larynx cancer, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for 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. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael Yeh specializes in surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests encompass thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yeh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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

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

Dr. Meena Said's medical specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Said include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Said honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Said's practice is open to new patients.

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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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