Parathyroidectomy is surgery to remove one or more parathyroid tumors from your neck.
All patients have a minimally invasive parathyroid surgery (ie, a very small incision) to remove the abnormal parathyroid glands. It is as a same day, outpatient procedure. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and all patients have Intraoperative PTH testing. There is no age that is “too old” for parathyroid surgery – it can have benefit in people of all ages when done for the appropriate reasons.
All patients will have a pre-operative parathyroid imaging to try and localize the parathyroid tumor before surgery.