We found 8 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Santa Monica, CA.

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

Dr. Bounmany Keojampa's specialties are allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Keojampa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lao and Spanish. Dr. Keojampa's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, acne, and radiesse. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Keojampa attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldfarb include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Audrey Calzada is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Calzada's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calzada honors. She is open to new patients. Dr. Calzada graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

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

Dr. Amanda Salvado practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvado include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and revision rhinoplasty. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Salvado accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Salvado completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Abemayor has a special interest in larynx cancer, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abemayor has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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 an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Sercarz has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and anterior skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sercarz 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.

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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yeh include thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Yeh average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yeh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he 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. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

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's specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Said include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Said graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She speaks 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

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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