We found 8 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Parke attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Parke has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parke accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parke is accepting new patients.

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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. Nadia Gul Mohyuddin, MD, BA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1504 Taub Loop; Ent Clinic - Floor 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin works as an otolaryngologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohyuddin include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Mohyuddin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohyuddin's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Perrier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Perrier attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Perrier include: James IV International Surgeon Travel Award; James E. Thompson Award, Texas Surgical Society; and Arthur M. Shipley Award, Southern Surgical Association.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $6,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $946
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). The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstock is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstock graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with 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. James William Suliburk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Bcm 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Suliburk practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Houston, TX. Dr. Suliburk attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suliburk is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Liou include salivary gland tumor, endoscopic sinus surgery, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Liou is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Liou attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Grubbs is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. Dr. Grubbs graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $6,047
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973
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 the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Pahlavan is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Pahlavan has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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.

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