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

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Jesse E. Smith MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.85 stars (27 ratings)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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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 L. Fewins Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.21 stars (46 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Patients rated Dr. Fewins highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Fewins graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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)

Yadranko Ducic MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.16 stars (21 ratings)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ducic's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. 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. Travis Wolfe Crudup M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Crudup attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Crudup's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas David Lorimer M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.08 stars (6 ratings)
5450 Clearfork Main Street; Suite 420
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lorimer works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lorimer include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Lorimer is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Lorimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lorimer has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

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

Dr. Domingo Tan practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

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

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 720
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Crawford is a vascular surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford accepts. Dr. Crawford trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Crawford speaks Spanish.

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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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