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Dr. Jeffrey Charles Rastatter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 4ne, Pod 3
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeff Rastatter's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Rastatter attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rastatter's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Cysts, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 818
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Prinz practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Prinz takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Prinz has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $3,484
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,088
Dr. Jose Carlos Dutra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jose Dutra is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dutra's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dutra completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dutra (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Dutra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis G De Guzman Portugal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Portugal is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Portugal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Portugal attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Voice Disorders, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cord Sturgeon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cord Sturgeon is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, hyperparathyroidism, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Sturgeon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sturgeon's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,074

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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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