We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 5000 near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kapadia graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kapadia has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Devere Iii Thrasher III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Thrasher is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Thrasher attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thrasher include sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thrasher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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All Interests: Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Nose Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 3600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birdwell accepts. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Le has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in General Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Schatz is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (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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