We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Christopher H Rassekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Rassekh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rassekh has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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All Interests: Facial Paralysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
245 North 15th Street; Ms 413
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ari Brooks is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Brooks an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason G Newman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Newman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Newman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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All Interests: Oral Lesions, Vocal Cord Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Leon Fraker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Fraker works as a surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and blood cancers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fraker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Fraker graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Liver Tumor, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 89
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500 - $5,375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,057 - $1,355

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aslanidis's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aslanidis include otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aslanidis accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital and Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Surfer's Ear, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Nick Scott Adzick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nick Adzick works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Adzick include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adzick honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Adzick include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Neonatal Surgery, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Kairys, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kairys is a physician who specializes in trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), adrenal tumor, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Dr. Kairys is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kairys has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Adrenalectomy, Thyroidectomy, Adrenal Tumor, Thyroid Nodules

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,980
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,067

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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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