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We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 2000 near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 West Ih-635; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a medical 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. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Susan Landry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4333 North Josey Plaza; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Christine Landry specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tumor. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Landry's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Landry is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Paul Williams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 West Interstate 635; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neil Williams, who practices in Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Williams has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Larson Bryan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Bryan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid cancer. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Hyperparathyroidism, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank William Theilen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 West Interstate 635; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Frank Theilen, who practices in Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Theilen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Theilen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,436
  • Medicare Cost: $969
Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4340 Josey Lane; Suite 204
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le sees patients in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Le is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Schatz graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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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.