We found 9 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Robert Barton Parke Jr., MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Baylor Col of Med/dept of Oto; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parke specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Parke's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Parke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Mouth Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Dugal Perrier, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 444
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Perrier works as a head and neck surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Houston, TX. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perrier honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: James IV International Surgeon Travel Award; James E. Thompson Award, Texas Surgical Society; and Arthur M. Shipley Award, Southern Surgical Association. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,064
  • Medicare Cost: $946
Dr. Nadia Gul Mohyuddin, MD, BA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1504 Taub Loop; Ent Clinic - Floor 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. Dr. Mohyuddin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Salivary Gland Problems, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Yitzchak Etan Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Y. Weinstock's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Paul Hardin Graham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Graham is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Graham attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,443
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. James William Suliburk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Bcm 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Suliburk works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Suliburk is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Suliburk's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Gardner Grubbs, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 444
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Grubbs specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Grubbs is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Grubbs's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,047
  • Medicare Cost: $973
Dr. N. Eddie Eddie Liou, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Liou is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include salivary gland tumor, endoscopic sinus surgery, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Liou accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Liou's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumor, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1727
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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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.