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

Dr. Terry Lairmore works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. Dr. Lairmore is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lairmore has received professional recognition including the following: Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Snyder graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Snyder's clinical interests encompass endocrine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. 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. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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
2401 S. 31 Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Bower, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Bower attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Temple, TX. He 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. Dr. Powitzky takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Temple, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Reinhart trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and endocrine surgery. Dr. Reinhart is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. His distinctions include: Raleigh Ross Award of the Texas Surgical Society; Edward Saltzstein Award; and Steve H. Dougherty Award for Excellence in Academics. He is conversant in 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.