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We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Jeff Rastatter's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Rastatter a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

Dr. Jose Carlos Dutra, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jose Dutra is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Dutra is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dutra honors. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dutra trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Dutra has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dutra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Richard Prinz works as a cancer surgeon in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Mount Prospect, IL. Dr. Prinz is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prinz honors. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Prinz has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,484
  • Medicare Cost: $1,088
Dr. Louis G De Guzman Portugal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Portugal's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Portugal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD
Specializes in Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cord Sturgeon's specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sturgeon's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sturgeon attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,074
Dr. Katherine Bernadette Carpizo, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 810
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Heiden is a specialist in surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Heiden takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,200
  • Medicare Cost: $976

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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.