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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Kapadia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapadia's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kapadia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas James Peiffer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Peiffer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Peiffer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peiffer speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard D Thrasher III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Thrasher is an otolaryngologist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Thrasher's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thrasher include sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City McKinney (MCM). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thrasher accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Thrasher's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pahlavan's areas of expertise include deviated septum, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and hearing evaluation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Pahlavan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

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

Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 3600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is a general surgeon. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Birdwell attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery

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

Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le is a general surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and inguinal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le takes. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Le has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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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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