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

Dr. Jesse Smith, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received distinctions including Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Southlake. He is open to 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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fewins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fewins completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fewins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. His practice 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, 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 graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health 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, 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's specialty is general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Lorimer is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lorimer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lorimer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crudup trained at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Crudup is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health 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)

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

Dr. John Crawford is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Crawford attended Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Crawford speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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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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