We found 5 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Rastatter's residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Rastatter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prinz honors. Dr. Prinz studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prinz trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Prinz has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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. Louis G De Guzman Portugal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Portugal's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Portugal's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portugal accepts. Dr. Portugal is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Jose Carlos Dutra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jose Dutra practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dutra honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dutra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Dutra is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid ... (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 in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sturgeon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Sturgeon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, ... (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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