We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Philadelphia, PA.

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). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Newman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency 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 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: Oral Lesions, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Rassekh's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Rassekh's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Brooks's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Brooks's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Brooks 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. Douglas Leon Fraker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Fraker is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fraker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fraker has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2017; 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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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. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. Dr. Aslanidis has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aslanidis is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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. Nick Adzick's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Adzick include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Adzick attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Abington Health, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Adzick 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 C Kairys, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kairys' area of specialization is trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), adrenal tumor, and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Kairys honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kairys completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kairys has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • 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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