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Dr. Christopher H. Rassekh MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Rassekh graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. He has received the distinction of Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

Ari D. Brooks MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 2.4 stars (5 ratings)
245 North 15th Street; Ms 413
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ari Brooks is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Brooks average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Brooks's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Brooks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors. He speaks Hebrew.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Jason G. Newman MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.41 stars (3 ratings)
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Newman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman takes. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Newman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Douglas Leon Fraker MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.34 stars (16 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Fraker is a cancer surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Fraker's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave Dr. Fraker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Tumor, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Sarcoma, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (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
average rating 4.2 stars (6 ratings)
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Aslanidis include cosmetic eyelid surgery, otosclerosis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Dr. Aslanidis is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. John C. Kairys M.D.
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Kairys' area of specialization is trauma surgery. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Kairys include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), adrenal tumor, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Dr. Kairys takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kairys 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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