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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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Rejowski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He has received the following distinction: 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 works as a general surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Goliath a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Frymark takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Frymark's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 general surgeon. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kosik's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 practices general surgery and wound care in La Grange, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Yang's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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.