Primary hyperparathyroidism can be diagnosed easily with a simple blood test. Your general practitioner will refer you either to see an endocrinologist or an endocrine surgeon.
Further tests will be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and also to locate the abnormal gland.
Treatment for hyperparathyroidism is an operation to remove the abnormal gland as there is no effective long term medical treatment for this condition.
We perform a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under a short general anaesthetic. The operation involves a 2 cm incision along a skin crease of the neck and usually takes less than 45 minutes. The wound is closed with glue to avoid any marks on the skin from stitches. Most patients are able to eat normally after a few hours and are home within 24 hours.
A detailed information sheet regarding the operation will be provided prior to the operation.
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