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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's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise 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. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rassekh honors. 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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Brooks is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks speaks Hebrew. 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: 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Weinstein has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Cannady is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cannady has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. 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: 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Abboud a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. Dr. Abboud speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's 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: 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. These areas are among Dr. Chalian's clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chalian 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 professionally 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Thaler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency 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 is conversant in 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). On average, patients gave Dr. Aslanidis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He 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). Dr. Aslanidis 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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karakousis include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Karakousis trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Newman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He 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: 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rapaport-Kelz include throat cancer, blood cancers, and sinus cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rapaport-Kelz attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fraker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fraker's 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. He is 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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, throat cancer, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Leahy obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Leahy 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: 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include hearing loss, endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland problems. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Adzick is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adzick honors. 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). He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Abington Health, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Adzick's practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in trauma surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kairys takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kairys has received the distinction of 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.