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

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

Dr. Jesse Smith practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. 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. John Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins works as an otolaryngologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. The average patient rating for Dr. Fewins is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fewins is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Fewins has an open panel.

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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. 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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. Dr. Ducic has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ducic studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Ducic is open to 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 practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lorimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. He 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. Dr. Lorimer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Travis Crudup's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Crudup include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, achalasia, and open hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Crudup graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Crudup a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. 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)

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

Dr. John Crawford's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Crawford honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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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.