Parathyroid Surgery Options
Primary hyperparathyroidism can make life miserable for its sufferers. It depletes energy, makes it difficult to concentrate, increases the likelihood of osteoporosis and causes numerous other symptoms. Of all the treatment options available, -- including medication, home remedies, hormone replacement therapy, and surgery, -- parathyroid surgery offers the greatest long-term relief. Parathyroid of Texas is pleased to offer both mini parathyroid surgery and the minimally invasive radio-guided parathyroid surgery, also known as MIRP mini-surgery.
Advances in diagnostic imaging mean that today, it's possible to know which of the four parathyroid glands to target prior to making an incision. That said, the surgeon will still inspect the other three glands for potential problems and may obtain a blood sample during surgery to determine if any diseased glands remain.