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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 otolaryngologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Parke has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parke attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes 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 is an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Mohyuddin obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohyuddin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Melanoma, Head and Neck Problems, Thyroid ... (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 cancer surgeon in Houston, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Perrier accepts 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. For her professional training, Dr. Perrier completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Perrier has received distinctions including 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Weinstock's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Weinstock average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstock takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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' medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Grubbs is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Grubbs attended Duke University School of Medicine.

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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 is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. Graham's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts. Unfortunately, he 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Liou's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan 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.