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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kapadia speaks Gujarati.

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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 D Thrasher III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Thrasher's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thrasher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Thrasher attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Thrasher is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (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). His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. 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 General Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 3600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Birdwell attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birdwell accepts.

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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 practices general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and 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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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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