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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Parke is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parke 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. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parke completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohyuddin include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohyuddin honors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Mohyuddin is accepting 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. Nancy Dugal Perrier, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 444
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Perrier sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are head and neck surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Perrier graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Perrier is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perrier is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received the following distinctions: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,064
  • Medicare Cost: $946
Dr. Yitzchak Etan Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Y. Weinstock specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. Dr. Weinstock studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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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; Unit 444
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Grubbs is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Grubbs is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Grubbs attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,047
  • Medicare Cost: $973
Dr. Paul Hardin Graham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,443
  • Medicare Cost: $218
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). Clinical interests for Dr. Liou include endoscopic sinus surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Liou completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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, Tumor, Hyperparathyroidism, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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). He works in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pahlavan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahlavan has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.