Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

There are no drugs that can effectively treat parathyroid disease. Surgery is the only successful treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism. The surgery is called parathyroidectomy (parathyroidmd.com) and it means to remove one or all parathyroid glands.

The traditional surgical approach involved a large incision and exploration of both sides of the neck.

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Dr. Larian is one of the few surgeons in the country performing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy via a small incision as well as intra-operative PTH hormonal assay to ensure a more effective and less invasive procedure.

Primary hyperparathyroidism that is significant enough to need treatment is traditionally addressed by removing the affected parathyroid gland or glands. Although this procedure was once extremely invasive, newer techniques allow us to access the parathyroid through very small incisions (less than an inch), resulting in minimal trauma to surrounding tissues and a much shorter recovery period.

This is especially true in cases of parathyroid adenoma, where the adenoma has been located through various studies (Sestamibi, CT Scan). By using rapid intra-operative PTH testing we confirm the success of surgery and an appropriate drop in the PTH level in the operating room. Due to the ease of this procedure, in certain cases it can be done under loco-regional anesthesia.

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