We found 8 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Robert Parke is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Parke's areas of expertise include 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parke is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Parke 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. Nadia Gul Mohyuddin, MD, BA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1504 Taub Loop; Ent Clinic - Floor 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohyuddin 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohyuddin accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then 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. N. Eddie Eddie Liou, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Liou practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liou include salivary gland tumor, endoscopic sinus surgery, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Liou honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liou is professionally 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. Nancy A Perrier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Perrier specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Perrier attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. 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. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and 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. James William Suliburk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Suliburk is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Suliburk include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Suliburk is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Suliburk graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Grubbs sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Grubbs attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Y. Weinstock is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan's 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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