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Parathyroid Surgery

Parathyroid Surgery

2021-03-17 in Blog Posts

Parathyroid surgery is performed most commonly to treat primary hyperparathyroidism, a disorder where one or more the parathyroid glands becomes overgrown or overactive.  Approximately 80% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have one of the four glands causing their problem.  This means that in 15-20% of patients there may be 2 or more abnormal glands that need to be removed.

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Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid Surgery

2021-03-17 in Blog Posts

Surgery to remove the thyroid gland, called thyroidectomy, is a common procedure used to treat a variety of both benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid gland.  It is an operation done though a horizontal incision in the neck, in an operating room, while a patient is under anesthesia.

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Tumors of the Parotid Salivary Gland

Tumors of the Parotid Salivary Gland

2021-03-17 in Blog Posts

The parotid is a large salivary gland that sits in the cheek, in front of and below the ear.  Tumors, which can be either benign or malignant, may occur within the gland.  It is much more common for a tumor within the parotid gland to be benign.

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Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism

2021-03-17 in Blog Posts

The parathyroid glands are four small glands that sit in the lower part of the front of the neck.  Each of them is normally about the size of a pea.  The parathyroid glands sit immediately next to the thyroid gland but are otherwise unrelated.  They are simply neighbors.  

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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

2021-03-17 in Blog Posts

The thyroid is a gland in the lower part of the front of the neck.  It produces a hormone called thyroid hormone, which is involved in controlling your body’s metabolism.  Nodules are small growths that can occur within the gland.  These are very common and are usually benign.  Nodules may be small or large, and there may be one or many of them within the gland.

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