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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. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rassekh trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. Dr. Rassekh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rassekh has received the following distinction: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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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' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. Dr. Brooks is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Weinstein average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital, Dr. Weinstein attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Weinstein's distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cannady at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. He is 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. Cannady honors. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chalian is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chalian's distinctions 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. Dr. Chalian is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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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 is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Thaler is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thaler's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thaler 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. She 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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aslanidis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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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 is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Karakousis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Karakousis completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Newman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Newman studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Newman 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 works as a surgical oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Rapaport-Kelz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Biopsy, Endocrine Surgery, Oral Cancer, Throat Cancer, Nose ... (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 works as a surgical oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fraker's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fraker studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Leahy attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, throat cancer, and second opinions. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leahy is 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: 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hearing loss, endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland problems. He is an in-network provider 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 foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Adzick's clinical interests include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Abington Health, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Adzick attended Harvard Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Adzick a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adzick accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adzick include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adzick's office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is trauma surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kairys include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kairys is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Kairys graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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.