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

Dr. Terry Lairmore practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Temple, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. Dr. Lairmore accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: 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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Dr. Samuel Kevin Snyder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 South 31st Street, Department of Surgery; Room 769
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Snyder specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Edinburg, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Snyder has a special interest in endocrine surgery. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Snyder completed Dr. Snyder's residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Snyder include: Randall W. Smith Chief/Resident Faculty Mentor Award, Scott and White Clinic, 2005-2006; J. Bradley Aust Award, Best clinical paper by a new member, Western Surgical Association; and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Texas A&M University Chapter.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,815
  • Medicare Cost: $849
Dr. Matthew Richard Bower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Bower is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Temple, TX. Dr. Bower accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Rosser Powitzky is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Temple, TX. Dr. Powitzky is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. 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).

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Dr. Henry Alfred Reinhart III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Henry Reinhart practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery and endocrine surgery. Dr. Reinhart takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reinhart has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.