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Parathyroid Surgery

What do parathyroid glands do?

These are normally small glands that lie in close approximation to your thyroid gland. Their function is the regulation of calcium levels through their ability to sense the levels in your bloodstream. When enlarged they lose their regulation resulting in overproduction of parathyroid hormone which in turn raises your calcium through various mechanisms.

What conditions do you manage?

Common parathyroid related issues we manage​ are

  • Primary Hyperpararthyroidism

  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in kidney failure

  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation

  • Parathyroid Cancer

What symptoms could i have with hyperpararthyroidism?

Symptoms include

  • Kidney stones

  • Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Bony pain

  • Constipation

  • Inflammation of your pancreas

What type of surgical treatment is available?

Surgery for parathyroid disease can be performed by a minimally invasive approach or an exploration of both sides of the neck. Many factors are taken into consideration for either choice and we strongly suggest talking to one of our surgeons about the best option available for your situation.

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