We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Galaxy Health Network 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine 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. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Fewins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Fewins speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Fewins is open to 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, ... (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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic's areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. Dr. Ducic is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lorimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Lorimer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Dr. Lorimer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Crudup highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, achalasia, and open hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crudup takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Crudup's office for an appointment. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center.

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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)

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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. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford accepts. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Crawford speaks Spanish.

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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.