We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Fort Worth, TX.

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fewins 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, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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 in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Dr. Ducic's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. Dr. Ducic is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Ducic 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)

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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lorimer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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's 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

Specializes in General Surgery
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Crudup average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Crudup's clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Crudup attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. John Crawford is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Crawford is conversant in Spanish.

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  • Volume: 29
  • 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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