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Dr. Robert B Parke Jr., MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parke is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Parke's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parke obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is open to 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mohyuddin's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. N. Eddie Eddie Liou, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Liou's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Liou's areas of expertise include salivary gland tumor, endoscopic sinus surgery, and hyperparathyroidism. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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. Nancy A Perrier, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Perrier is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perrier honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. 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. Dr. Perrier is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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. Elizabeth Gardner Grubbs, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Grubbs attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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. James William Suliburk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Suliburk sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Suliburk's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Suliburk attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Suliburk is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Yitzchak Weinstock is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Weinstock a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Ambulatory Surgery Center at Main Campus, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pahlavan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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