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Dr. Jeffrey Charles Rastatter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 4ne, Pod 3
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeff Rastatter practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastatter accepts. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Rastatter has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Cysts, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 818
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Prinz works as a surgical oncologist. Dr. Prinz's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Prinz's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $3,484
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,088
Dr. Jose Carlos Dutra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jose Dutra sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dutra's areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dutra trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Dutra has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dutra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis G De Guzman Portugal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Portugal is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Portugal graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Voice Disorders, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 5-520
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cord Sturgeon is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and gastrointestinal surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sturgeon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sturgeon studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Sturgeon speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,074

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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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