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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, throat problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Song is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Song (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Song is professionally affiliated with 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 otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Yao obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include throat problems, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and sinus problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yao is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and Old Westbury, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Habib has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Habib is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverman include ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Marina Boruk's specialty is 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Boruk (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Pushplata Siroya is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Siroya (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Siroya's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. She attended medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur. For her professional training, Dr. Siroya completed a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siroya takes.

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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.