We found 7 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept CIGNA Plans near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received distinctions including Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Southlake. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. John Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fewins's clinical interests include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Fewins speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in Serbo-Croatian and French. Dr. Ducic's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas David Lorimer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
800 5th Avenue, The Ben Hogan Center; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lorimer, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorimer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Dr. Lorimer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Lorimer has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Cysts, Parathyroid Surgery, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Crudup include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crudup honors. Dr. Crudup's practice is open to new patients. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 College Avenue; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Tan practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 720
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Crawford specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Crawford is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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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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