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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Song completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, throat problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Song takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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

Dr. Francisca Yao is an ear, nose and throat specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include throat problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and sinus problems. Dr. Yao honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Yao attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Yao has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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). After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Habib include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Habib is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Habib honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Silverman include ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave Dr. Silverman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Marina Boruk specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Boruk's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and ear surgery. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boruk takes. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Boruk trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Boruk (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya is an endocrinologist. Dr. Siroya has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siroya attended R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Siroya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Diabetes

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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.