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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Southlake. 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 Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Fewins speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fewins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Fewins welcomes 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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Ducic takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lorimer is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lorimer honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lorimer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Crudup's professional affiliations include 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 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Crawford practices vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crawford attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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  • 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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