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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rassekh include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Rassekh performed 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 the following languages: Spanish and French. 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: 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 works as a cancer surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Brooks graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks speaks Hebrew.

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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 is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Jason Gabriel Newman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Newman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Newman's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Newman has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. 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: Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, ... (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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Fraker is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patients gave Dr. Fraker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fraker 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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Clinical 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
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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. N. Adzick practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Adzick is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Dr. Adzick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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. Dr. Adzick has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Charles Kairys, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kairys is a trauma surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kairys is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Kairys 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.