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We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept MagnaCare HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Christopher Sheehoon Song, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
406 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Song works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, throat problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Song studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Song is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Francisca Brunelle Yao, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7333 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francisca Yao's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include throat problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and sinus problems. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Yao's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yao takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Dr. Mohsen A Habib, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
263 Seventh Avenue; Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mohsen Habib is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Brooklyn, NY and Old Westbury, NY. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Habib honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Habib trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Silverman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Silverman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Marina Boruk's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and ear surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Boruk studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Boruk (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siroya include diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Siroya attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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.