We found 4 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Cigna near Washington, DC.

Specializes in Otolaryngology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite Ga 4
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stanley Chia practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Washington, DC. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Chia attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Chia's clinical interests include salivary gland problems, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chia is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sinus Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Gorman Building 1st Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Bruce Davidson works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Washington, DC. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Davidson's clinical interests: salivary gland problems, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Davidson has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Mouth Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
110 Irving Street Nw; Room G-247
Washington Dc, VA
 

Dr. Erin Felger works as a general surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Felger average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, parathyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Felger is professionally affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Felger is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Felger trained at UNC Hospitals.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,051
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $993

Specializes in General Surgery
110 Irving Street Nw; Department of Surgery, G247
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lisa Boyle is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Boyle is especially interested in thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Guy's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Boyle accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,087
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,083

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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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