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We found 5 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. James Edward Rejowski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 N York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. Jason Christopher Goliath, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
908 N. Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jason Goliath is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goliath include breast cancer surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and thyroid surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goliath's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. William B Frymark Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. William Frymark is a general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Frymark is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Dr. Michelle Lynn Kosik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Kosik is a medical specialist in general surgery. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Kosik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Kosik is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Eric Y. T. Yang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 380
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Eric Yang is a La Grange, IL physician who specializes in general surgery and wound care. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Yang studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yang has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.