We found 9 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Santa Monica, CA.

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

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Goldfarb completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldfarb include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Bounmany Keojampa is an allergist, facial plastic surgeon, and otolaryngologist. Dr. Keojampa has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Keojampa has received the following distinctions: Clinical Assistant Professor - Boston University School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor - Harvard Medical School; and Magna Cum Laude Graduate in the Honors Research Program in Medical School. Dr. Keojampa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lao and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Keojampa is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Parathyroid Surgery, Head ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amanda Salvado works as an otolaryngologist in Santa Monica, CA, Culver City, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Salvado include thyroid problems, asthma, and head and neck problems. Dr. Salvado honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salvado has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Asthma, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Audrey Peng-Fei Calzada, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Calzada practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in La Jolla, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calzada include endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Calzada's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calzada's practice is open to new patients. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elliot Abemayor is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in larynx cancer, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Abemayor accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abemayor include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is 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. 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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and anterior skull base surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sercarz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sercarz speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yeh is especially interested in thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yeh include: Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional 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

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,221
  • Medicare Cost: $984
Dr. Avital Harari, MD
Specializes in Surgery
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Avital Harari is a surgery specialist in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Harari graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harari include thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Super Doctor Rising Star; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Harari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Harari 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,731
  • Medicare Cost: $982
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Specializes in Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Meena Said's specialty is surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Said accepts 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. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Said welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $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.