We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Christopher H 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rassekh honors. Dr. Rassekh attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. He has received the distinction of Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. 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: Facial Paralysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Laryngoscopy, Salivary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Newman sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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. Patients rated Dr. Newman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Oral Lesions, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Facial ... (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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fraker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Fraker is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 89
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500 - $5,375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,057 - $1,355
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). He speaks Hebrew. These areas are among Dr. Brooks's clinical interests: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from 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 average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aslanidis include otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Greek.

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

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

Dr. N. Adzick is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adzick include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Abington Health, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Adzick's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave Dr. Adzick an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Kairys' medical specialty is trauma surgery. Dr. Kairys's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), adrenal tumor, and hyperthyroidism. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Kairys attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kairys is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenalectomy, Thyroidectomy, Adrenal Tumor, Thyroid Nodules

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,980
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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