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

Dr. Ari Brooks' medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Brooks has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Brooks 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. Dr. Brooks's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

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

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

Dr. Christopher Rassekh is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rassekh studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rassekh trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Rassekh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Rassekh's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jason Newman is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Newman has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aslanidis include otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. Dr. Aslanidis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His professional 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. Douglas Leon Fraker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, West Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Fraker is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fraker include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and blood cancers. Dr. Fraker is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Fraker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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

Dr. Nick Adzick specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include pectus excavatum, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. On average, patients gave Dr. Adzick a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Adzick obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; Pennsylvania Bio Patient Impact Award; and Pediatric Hero, Babytalk Magazine. He is professionally 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 specializes in trauma surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), adrenal tumor, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Dr. Kairys accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: 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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