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

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

Dr. Lav Kapadia works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kapadia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is accepting 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 an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Thrasher obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thrasher accepts.

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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 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)

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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Birdwell is professionally 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, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lam Le is a general surgeon in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Le has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Schatz is a general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz is 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.