A new blog starts today on the topic of parathyroid disorders, hyperparathyroidism and high calcium. Patients and doctors seeking information on parathyroid topics will have a fresh choice-a blog written by the world's most experienced parathyroid doctors. Our expert surgeons operate on 10 or more hyperparathyroidism patients every day. At least one of these illustrates specific aspects of hyperparathyroidism which can serve as a very interesting and effective teaching tool. We will cover every aspect of hyperparathyroidism, from symptoms to screw ups in surgery (not ours of course!). Each blog will be supplemented with footnotes and links to scientific articles published on that particular topic, and will have links to appropriate websites with additional information.

Parathyroid patients that are the topic of each of these blogs are sent to us from endocrinologists all over the world. Those doctors that have done an outstanding job on these issues will be recognized in the blog. We have come to realize that many doctors are not quite up to date about high blood calcium and hyperparathyroidism, so we are going to give a shout-out to all the great doctors out there when we find them and will provide links to their practice.

On occasion we will have a guest blogger who we know as an expert in hyperparathyroidism or parathyroid surgery.

PATIENT STORIES will also become a part of the blog so they can help us teach through their great stories.

All blogs will be indexed with key words for search purposes. Photos of x-rays, scans, and even parathyroid tumors will be used whenever possible and appropriate. Enjoy with us!



Parathyroid Adenoma Parathyroid tumors will be discussed, and photos given for most cases to help make the story compelling and the learning more comprehensive.

Sestamibi scan showing large thyroid nodule Sestamibi and ultrasound scans will be shown to help teach how these scans can be helpful but are wrong more than they are right.

Research articles on hyperparathyroidism Research articles on all aspects of hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid surgery will be used in footnotes to allow further in depth learning.


Author

Dr. James Norman

James (Jim) Norman, MD, FACS, FACE, is recognized as one of the world's foremost expert on parathyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism and has treated far more parathyroid patients than any other doctor in the world. He is the founder of the Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa, Florida, the world's leading center for the diagnosis and treatment of hyperparathyroidism. Dr Norman has made numerous contributions to to the understanding of parathyroid disease and is credited with dramatically changing the way parathyroid surgery is performed. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and also a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE). He is recognized in the top 1% of all surgeons by US News and World Reports in addition to dozens of other awards and Best Surgeon accolades. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr Norman and his partners perform more than 3,300 parathyroid operations annually on patients from all over the world.