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Venous Sampling for Parathyroid Tumors

Feb 7th 2016 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid venous sampling is an expensive and dangerous test that probably should never be done because it doesn't wor...

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Parathyroid Surgery Mistakes: Lessons Learned About Chosing a Parathyroid Surgeon

Apr 16th 2015 by David Moon

The last four years of my life have been miserable because of mistakes I made when choosing my parathyroid surgeon. I have...

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Finding a Parathyroid Surgeon: 5 Questions to Ask

Apr 9th 2015 by Dr. Deva Boone

Parathyroid surgery can be tricky, and when things don't go well, they can go quite badly. Here are the 5 most basic que...

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Dr Deva Boone: Achieving Excellence in Parathyroid Surgery

Aug 2nd 2014 by Dr. Deva Boone

My name is Dr Deva Boone and this is my story of joining the Norman Parathyroid Center. I came here to work alongside the ...

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Parathyroid Surgery for Medicare Patients in the US

Apr 12th 2014 by Dr. James Norman

Hyperparathyroidism (parathyroid disease) occurs most commonly at age 61, thus Medicare pays for thousands of parathyroid ...

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GERD Often Caused by High Blood Calcium and Hyperparathyroidism

Jan 15th 2014 by Alexander Stojadinovic, MD, FACS

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal-Reflux Disease) occurs in 65% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and high calcium. Remov...

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Intra-Operative PTH Assay: Exposing the Problems with Measuring PTH in the Operating Room.

Nov 24th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Measuring parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the operating room has some theoretical benefits, but in real life, the intra-opera...

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Failed Parathyroid Surgery: Yesterday's Three Unsuccessful Parathyroid Cases.

Nov 13th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid surgery can be tricky which is why all your doctors will tell you "get the most experienced parathyroid surgeo...

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Vocal Cord Nerve Damage During Parathyroid Surgery is Increased with Nerve Monitoring

Oct 25th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Thyroid and parathyroid surgeons have been told that monitoring vocal cord laryngeal nerves during surgery may decrease th...

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A Doctor With Hyperparathyroidism: How Parathyroid Surgery Changed Me in One Month.

Oct 12th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Hyperparathyroidism sneaked up on me. I was feeling tired and old. I'm a family practice doctor so my job is to take c...

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Is Your Surgeon Cheating During Your Parathyroid Operation?

Sep 20th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

The internet is full of surgeons who claim to be experts at parathyroid surgery. But are they really doing expert work...

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Don't Break That Parathyroid Adenoma! The Parathyroid Tumor Will Grow Anywhere!

Aug 14th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

A broken parathyroid tumor can be a devastating complication of parathyroid surgery. Parathyroid tumor cells will grow a...

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Parathyroid Adenomas Located in the Chest: No Worries, Chest Parathyroid Tumors can be Very Easy to Remove!

Aug 4th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Parathyroid tumors located in the chest can almost always be removed via a small neck incision. Don't split your sternum o...

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Hungry Bone Syndrome: Bad Symptoms of Low Blood Calcium.

Jul 7th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Hungry Bone Syndrome should really be called "Bad Doctor Syndrome" because it should almost never happen in patients with ...

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Parathyroid Surgery: All Four Parathyroid Glands Should Be Examined!

Jun 8th 2013 by Dr. James Norman

Because 30% of people with hyperparathyroidism will have more than one parathyroid tumor, the most successful parathyroid ...

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