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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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Rastatter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Prinz specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Prinz's training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prinz takes. Dr. Prinz has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,484
  • Medicare Cost: $1,088
Dr. Jose Carlos Dutra, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jose Dutra is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Dutra's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dutra has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dutra (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Portugal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Portugal attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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
250 E Superior Street; Ste 5-520
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cord Sturgeon is a surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sturgeon include minimally invasive surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Sturgeon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sturgeon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Sturgeon attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sturgeon's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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's specialty is surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heiden honors. Dr. Heiden 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. She is professionally 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.