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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rejowski is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rejowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jason Goliath practices general surgery. Dr. Goliath's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. William Frymark sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Frymark's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Frymark is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kosik include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kosik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kosik is a graduate of Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and wound care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Yang has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.