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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2380 Sutter Street; Second Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Orloff specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Orloff studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Orloff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Orloff speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,959
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $952
Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler is a general surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiler honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Hiler has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Hiler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica E Gosnell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street, Endocrine Surgical and Oncology Clinic; Third Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Gosnell is a surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Dr. Gosnell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gosnell speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,004
Dr. Wen Tsong Shen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street; Department of Surgery, Ucsfmt. Zion Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Wen Shen's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Shen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,040
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,088

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murray's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Murray is especially interested in surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray honors. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Murray's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Fistula, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle L Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Li's area of specialization is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Li's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Li offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian-speaking patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Anorectal Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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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