We found 9 providers matching parathyroid surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Robert B Parke Jr., MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parke practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Parke obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Parke average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Mouth Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadia Gul Mohyuddin, MD, BA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1504 Taub Loop; Ent Clinic - Floor 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Mohyuddin include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Mohyuddin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Salivary Gland Problems, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. N. Eddie Eddie Liou, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Liou is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: salivary gland tumor, endoscopic sinus surgery, and hyperparathyroidism. Dr. Liou is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Liou's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumor, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy A Perrier, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Perrier sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Perrier's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Perrier has received professional recognition including the following: James IV International Surgeon Travel Award; James E. Thompson Award, Texas Surgical Society; and Arthur M. Shipley Award, Southern Surgical Association. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $6,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $946
Dr. Elizabeth Gardner Grubbs, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Grubbs' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Grubbs is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $6,047
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973
Dr. James William Suliburk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Suliburk is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Suliburk graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yitzchak Etan Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yitzchak Weinstock is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Weinstock's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinstock's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1727
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pahlavan's areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and hearing evaluation. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pahlavan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard; 4th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Borski is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Borski's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Borski studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Borski trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , parathyroid surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery

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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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