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We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept CIGNA Plans near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. John Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Fewins's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Fewins's practice is open to new patients. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

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

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Ducic a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ducic completed his residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas David Lorimer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
800 5th Avenue, The Ben Hogan Center; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lorimer is a specialist in general surgery. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lorimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorimer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lorimer is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Cysts, Parathyroid Surgery, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, achalasia, and open hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Crudup attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Crudup is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 College Avenue; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Tan is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. His clinical interests include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Tan studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Intra-Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 720
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Crawford practices general surgery and vascular surgery. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. In addition to English, Dr. Crawford speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,361
  • Medicare Cost: $934

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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.