Parathyroid glands are located in the neck and maintain normal levels of calcium in the body. When the gland(s) become diseased, as in primary hyperparathyroidism, they shift calcium from the bones to the bloodstream which can cause damage to organs over time. Parathyroidectomy is recommended for treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism with cure rates of about 95% in the hands of experienced endocrine surgeons. Studies have shown a correlation of successful treatment of hyperparathyroidism when performed by high-volume endocrine surgeons. Rockwood surgeon, Renu Sinha, MD is experienced in bilateral neck exploration, radioguided/video-assisted techniques and "minimally invasive" or focused parathyroidectomy. Focused parathyroidectomy involves preoperative localization (imaging) to identify abnormal glands and intraoperative parathyroid hormone is monitored to assure that abnormal parathyroid tissue is removed.
Dr. Sinha is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served on the Research and Education Committee of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. She has practiced endocrine surgery since 1995 with a special interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
To learn more about parathyroid disorders: www.endocrinediseases.org/parathyroid/index.shtml