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We found 17 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Christopher Habib Rassekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Rassekh's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health, Dr. Rassekh attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rassekh has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Facial Paralysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Laryngoscopy, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
245 North 15th Street; Ms 413
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ari Brooks' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Brooks average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Seth Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Ravdin; 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Weinstein sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein has received the following distinctions: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Jaw Surgery, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Bernard Cannady, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Cannady practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Cannady a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Cannady attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud's clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ara Asadour Chalian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ara Chalian is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated Dr. Chalian highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Chalian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin Surgery, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Erica Robb Thaler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Silverstein Building; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erica Thaler, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Thaler is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaler's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012, and 2014 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, Dr. Thaler speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giorgos Constantine Karakousis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Giorgos Karakousis practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among Dr. Karakousis's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Karakousis speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Gabriel Newman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Newman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Newman has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Rapaport Rapaport Kelz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rachel Rapaport-Kelz is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Rapaport-Kelz's clinical interests: throat cancer, blood cancers, and sinus cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rapaport-Kelz is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Biopsy, Endocrine Surgery, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Leon Fraker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Fraker sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fraker's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Fraker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $5,375
  • Medicare Cost: $1,057 - $1,355
Dr. Kevin Patrick Leahy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Leahy specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, throat cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Leahy is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leahy honors. Dr. Leahy graduated from Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Leahy trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Cellulitis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Myungsoo Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lee is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nick Scott Adzick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. N. Adzick sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adzick's clinical interests include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adzick takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adzick include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. Dr. Adzick is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Abington Health, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Neonatal Surgery, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Kairys, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kairys specializes in trauma surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest in adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kairys takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kairys has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenal Disorders, Adrenalectomy, Thyroidectomy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,980
  • Medicare Cost: $1,067

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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.