We found 6 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Fort Worth, TX.

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Jesse E Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Jesse Smith practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, enlarged turbinates, and dizziness. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Smith's practice is open to 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 Aspirati ... (Read more)

Dr John L Fewins Jr MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (46 ratings)
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 626
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. John Fewins, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Fewins is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fewins takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

Yadranko Ducic MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
923 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Yadranko Ducic's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Dr. Ducic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ducic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ducic is accepting 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 Aspir ... (Read more)

Dr Travis Wolfe Crudup MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Travis Crudup practices general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Crudup an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Parathyroid Surgery

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

Dr Douglas David Lorimer MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
5450 Clearfork Main Street; Suite 420
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Douglas Lorimer is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lorimer is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Lorimer attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorimer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Parathyroid Surgery

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

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Sute 720
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. John Crawford is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Crawford's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $2,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $934
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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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