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

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

Dr. Terry Lairmore is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Lairmore's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Lairmore include gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Lairmore is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Matthew Bower is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Bower is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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 is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Powitzky attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Powitzky is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Powitzky 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).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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 medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery and endocrine surgery. Dr. Reinhart honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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 affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Samuel Snyder specializes in general surgery and practices in Edinburg, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,815
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $849

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.