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Top Parathyroid Myths by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 22 Dec 2013 7:00pm Prominent parathyroid surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, explains common parathyroid misconceptions in a new article. In a new article on ParathyroidMD.com, “Top 3 Parathyroid Myths,” world-renowned parathyroid surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, dispels some of the most common myths ... Read on »
Poor Sleep Patterns? You Might Have A Parathyroid Problem by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Jul 2013 11:00pm World Renowned parathyroid gland surgeon Babak Larian, MD, FACS, and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Los Angeles, discusses symptoms that could be indicative of a parathyroid tumor in newly published article. If you’re experiencing a wide range of symptoms and are finding it difficult to pinpoint a cause, the an ... Read on »
New Findings Regarding The Advantages Of Minimally Invasive Surgery To Treat Hyperparathyroidism by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Jan 2014 7:00pm Babak Larian, MD, FACS, of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills comments on the latest findings from the American Thyroid Association that supports minimally invasive parathyroidectomy as a beneficial treatment for patients suffering from hyperparathyroidism. According to a recent report released by the American T ... Read on »
Hyperparathyroidism by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder of the parathyroid glands. Most people with this disorder have one or more enlarged, overactive parathyroid glands that secrete too much parathyroid hormone. In secondary hyperparathyroidism, a problem such as kidney failure makes the body resistant to the action of parathyroid hormone. This e-pub f ... Read on »
Well I emailed Dr. G (the kids' ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Well I emailed Dr. G (the kids' surgeon) and asked him about the kids' parathyroid being removed. He emailed me back and this is what he said... "Sorry for the misunderstanding. The goal of the surgery is to remove all the thyroid gland. Sometimes to achieve this, we need to shave some of the parathyroid gland off thyroid gland. As a result, t ... Read on »
Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (O... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (October 1st-14th Updates) October 1st - the biopsy came back... abnormal. And not just abnormal but "abnormal for being abnormal". I had to have blood drawn today to test for a rare form of cancer (medullary thyroid cancer) and no matter what I have to have a complete thyroidectomy. They have to take all of it be ... Read on »
Tumours of the parathyroid glands by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The endocrine system The thyroid gland and the parathyroid glands are part of the endocrine system. Although they are close to each other and have similar names, they have very different functions. The parathyroid glands There are four parathyroid glands, which are attached to the thyroid gland, in the front of the ... Read on »
THIS has me a wreck this afterno... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm THIS has me a wreck this afternoon... "The second operation which is associated with postoperative hypoparathyroidism is total thyroidectomy. This operation is performed for a number of reasons, but because of the close relationship that the thyroid and parathyroid have to one another (including sharing the same blood supply) the parathyroid ... Read on »
Cushing's syndrome by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Sometimes called "hypercortisolism," it is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. An estimated 10 to 15 of every million people are affected each year. What are the symptoms? S ... Read on »
What Should You do if your Primary Care, or Endocrinologist tell You that Your Blood Calcium is Elevated and you need Surgery to by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment The most common cause is over-active parathyroid gland activity. Usually a single non cancerous tumor called a parathyroid adenoma. The screening testing is easy. Calcium, parathyroid hormone, and urine studies for calcium and creatine. But once the diagnosis is made the next step is not as easy. The location of the tumor can be anywhere in the n ... Read on »