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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Fewins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fewins's office for an appointment. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Fewins's residency was performed 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He has an open panel.

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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 surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ducic accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lorimer include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. 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. Patients gave Dr. Lorimer an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 specializes in general surgery. Dr. Crudup's areas of expertise include 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. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crudup is open to 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 general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Crawford is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • 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.