We found 5 providers matching parathyroid surgery near Temple, TX.

Dr. Matthew Richard Bower, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Bower is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Bower is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Lairmore performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received distinctions including Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Breast Surgery, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosser Kennedy Powitzky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2401 S 31st Street; Ms-09-c400c
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rosser Powitzky's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Powitzky attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Powitzky include: Academically highest ranked medical student at TTUHSC School of Medicine, El Paso Campus; El Paso County Medical Society Physician Memorial Award Scholarship; and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society (Junior AOA Induction). Dr. Powitzky is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deafness, Rhinoplasty, Cysts, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Hemangiomas, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Henry Reinhart is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reinhart's clinical interests include cancer surgery and endocrine surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Raleigh Ross Award of the Texas Surgical Society; Edward Saltzstein Award; and Steve H. Dougherty Award for Excellence in Academics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Reinhart is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
2401 South 31st Street, Department of Surgery; Room 769
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Snyder's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Snyder graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Snyder has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,815
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $849

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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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