Dr. Boone has dedicated her career to the understanding and treatment of parathyroid disease, combining compassion, knowledge, and experience to provide world-class care to all patients.
After obtaining her MD at Cornell Medical College, Dr. Boone completed a general surgery residency in New York City and endocrine surgery fellowship in Chicago, IL. She then subspecialized in parathyroid surgery. She joined the Norman Parathyroid Center in 2014, where she performed over 3600 parathyroid operations and consulted with thousands more patients with suspected calcium and parathyroid abnormalities. Very few surgeons worldwide have treated more parathyroid patients than Dr. Boone. At the Norman Center, she also served as the Medical Director from 2017 to 2020, while continuing to operate on 500 to 600 parathyroid patients annually. In 2020 she left to open the Southwest Parathyroid Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Boone is a frequent speaker on parathyroid disease. She enjoys teaching both patients and other physicians about calcium, Vitamin D, and the parathyroids. In 2017 she was the primary author on one of the most significant parathyroid papers, a review of over 20,000 cases of primary hyperparathyroidism
Short answer: If this is your first neck operation, and you have not had any scans of your neck, the total cost (for everything) is $10,600. If this is your second operation on your neck, the total cost is $12,150.
Longer answer: There are several fees involved: the surgeon's, the hospital's facility fee, the fee for anesthesiology, the fee for pathology (to review the parathyroid specimens removed), and the fee for radiology if you are getting a same-day scan. We have negotiated a self-pay rate of $10,600 for our first-time operation patients (meaning this is your first neck operation), which includes everything: all of the hospital fees, the surgeon, anesthesiologist and all anesthesiology fees, pathology fees, and sestamibi scan. If you don't need the sestamibi scan on the day of surgery, then the cost is $10,100. If this is not your first parathyroid operation, your case is more difficult, and the total cost is $12,150, which includes the same-day scan. You will not receive any surprise bills! Dr. Boone absolutely hates surprise billing, and is committed to not letting that happen to her patients.
Note that this is only for patients paying cash - meaning NOT using insurance! If you have insurance and are using insurance, we cannot guarantee the prices listed above. If you have a very high deductible health insurance plan (that is, your deductible is $12,000 or more) and you are not close to meeting your deductible, you may be better off paying cash and not using insurance at all. We have negotiated the above rates for patients paying cash. Once insurance is used, the hospital and other providers will bill what they would usually bill insurance - which may be higher than these rates.