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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Thrasher has a special interest in sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Thrasher attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thrasher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, 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)

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 sees patients in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Birdwell's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Birdwell 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, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lam Le sees patients in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Le is 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's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Schatz graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.