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Parathyroid Surgery - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

You are having surgery (an operation) to remove 1 or more of your parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy). The parathyroid glands are located right behind your thyroid gland in your neck. These glands produce parathyroid hormone. This hormone controls the levels of calcium in the body. These glands are usually removed if they are making too much parathyroid hormone because the gland is not working properly or a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign). Replaces catalogue # 265499 (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
265600
Body Location:
  • Endocrine System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Surgery
Keywords:
  • Head,
  • Surgery,
  • Neck,
  • Tumour,
  • Hormone,
  • Gland,
  • Operation,
  • Tumor,
  • Thyroid,
  • Calcium,
  • Adenoma,
  • PTH,
  • Hyperparathyroidism
Demographic:
  • Men,
  • Women
Program:
  • Surgical Services
Format:
Factsheet
Revision Date:
January 14, 2021
Reproduction Rights:
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