There are four tiny parathyroid glands in the neck, located behind the thyroid gland. They help control the amount of calcium in the blood. If a tumor or other abnormality develops in a parathyroid gland, it may cause too much parathyroid hormone to be produced, causing “hyperparathyroidism”. This condition can contribute to bone pain, kidney stones, and other problems. Hyperparathyroidism may need to be treated with surgery.

For this procedure, an incision is made in the neck and the diseased gland(s) removed. A blood test may be done during the surgery to ensure success of the operation.

After surgery, patients can often go home the next day, as long as their blood tests are stable. Most patients begin regular activities within a few days. The patient may need to take calcium supplements after surgery, to help repair the bones. Routine blood tests will also be performed to make sure the calcium levels have normalized.

Here at TOA Surgical Specialists, we offer treatment for diseased parathyroid glands. To learn more about this condition and corrective surgery, please contact TOA Surgical Specialists.

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