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

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

Dr. Jesse Smith is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Smith has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Fewins is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. The average patient rating for Dr. Fewins is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fewins takes. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fewins is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fewins's 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, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid ... (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 practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ducic accepts. Dr. Ducic attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (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 practices general surgery. Dr. Lorimer's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lorimer graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lorimer completed a residency program at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. 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. Dr. Crudup's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Crudup's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Domingo Tan's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. John Crawford specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Crawford is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Crawford trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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