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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Goldfarb's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Goldfarb attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldfarb at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She 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. 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Keojampa average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Keojampa is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Keojampa has received include 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. In addition to English, Dr. Keojampa (or staff) speaks Lao and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Boston Medical Center (BMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Santa Monica, CA, Culver City, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, asthma, and head and neck problems. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salvado accepts. She has an open panel. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Calzada is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise consist of thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck problems. Dr. Abemayor is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abemayor attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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, Skin ... (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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Sercarz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and anterior skull base surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sercarz has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he 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, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Yeh practices surgery. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In Dr. Yeh's practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave Dr. Yeh an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 specialist in surgery. Dr. Harari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harari include thyroid cancer and adrenal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending 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. Dr. Harari takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harari include: Super Doctor Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 is a surgeon in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Said include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Said graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is conversant in Persian. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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.