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We found 4 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Affinity Health Plan near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Lanny Garth Close, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3050 Corlear Avenue; Suite 202
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Lanny Close is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Close's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Close attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Close is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

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Dr. Randall Paul Owen, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
2510 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Randall Owen practices head and neck surgery in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Yonkers, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Owen's areas of expertise include pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owen obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending of the Year Award; Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship; and MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient Surgical Education Award. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Owen's professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,092
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Dr. Salvatore Michael Caruana, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Harkness Pavilion, Harkness Pavilion, 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Salvatore Caruana works as an oncologist and otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caruana include oral surgery, microsurgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caruana takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Caruana is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caruana is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Microsurgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Hong Kuo, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 829, Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Kuo's areas of specialization are endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and surgery; she sees patients in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuo include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. She honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kuo's distinctions include: Columbia University Provost Grant for Junior Faculty; NRSA T32 Trauma Training Grant; and NRSA T35 Training Grant. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,469
  • Medicare Cost: $158

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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.