Parathyroidectomy

If you’re having symptoms of Hyperparathyroidism, you may need a Parathyroidectomy.

Hyperparathyroidism is a condition in which the body makes too much parathyroid hormone. This hormone is manufactured by four parathyroid glands that are adjacent to the thyroid gland in the neck.

Possible causes of parotid problems:
Abdominal pain, depression, weakening of the bones and kidney stones.

Causes of Hyperparathyroidism:
Elevated calcium in the blood resulting from an overactive parathyroid gland or glands.

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Benefits of a Parathyroidectomy

Parathyroidectomy Improves Bone Health

Improves bone health

Parathyroidectomy Outpatient Procedure

Outpatient procedure

Parathyroidectomy Lowers Risk for Kidney Stones

Lowers risk for kidney stones

Parathyroidectomy Normalize Calcium Levels

Normalizes calcium levels

Parathyroidectomy Eliminates Symptoms Associated with High Calcium Levels

Eliminates symptoms associated with high calcium levels

What to Expect

Parathyroidectomy is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Davis during which one or more of the parathyroid glands are removed. A small incision is made in the central neck and the overactive gland or glands are excised. Operating time is variable but typically is no more than 90 minutes. Dr. Davis glues the skin together at the conclusion of the procedure so patients can shower the night of surgery. Recovery time is about a week during which it is important to keep activity light. We provide you with prescription medications to control any discomfort and there is a follow up visit a week after surgery.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*