A patient may experience a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, abdominal pain, and frequent urination, but never associate these problems with hyperparathyroidism.
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
Dr. Babak Larian, Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, today shared his expertise about what to expect before and after parathyroid surgery. It is important that patients with hyperparathyroidism get accurately diagnosed. Unfortunately, many patients are misdiagnosed because symptoms of the disease are often attributed to other conditions.
“A patient may experience a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, abdominal pain, and frequent urination, but never associate these problems with hyperparathyroidism,” Dr. Larian explained. “The only function of the parathyroid gland is regulating the level of calcium in the body and overproduction of parathyroid hormone leads to abnormal calcium levels. If you experience symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, an expert should check your blood calcium levels, as well as parathyroid hormone and vitamin D levels, to determine whether or not your parathyroid is functioning properly.”
The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is the development of a benign tumor in one of the parathyroid glands. This enlargement of a parathyroid gland is called parathyroid adenoma, and it accounts for roughly 90% of all patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.
“Once hyperparathyroidism is diagnosed, the only effective treatment is the surgical removal of the dysfunctional parathyroid gland or glands, “ Dr. Larian said. “In order to relieve the symptoms of your condition with the least amount of pain and recovery time, a minimally invasive surgical approach is your best option.”
The typical patient with a parathyroid adenoma will be cured of the disease when the tumor is removed. Calcium levels return to normal within hours. Patients will be able to live completely normal lives with their remaining parathyroid glands.
“Recovery time following a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is generally quicker than standard parathyroid surgery because less damage is done to the surrounding tissues,” Dr. Larian explained. “In 2-4 days you should start feeling back to normal, and over the course of the next two to four weeks, patients often report feeling a true difference in their daily lives from before and after parathyroid surgery.”
Dr. Babak Larian, the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery in Beverly Hills, is a highly experienced and reputable board-certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques involving parathyroid disorders and is considered a pioneer in his field. Currently, Dr. Larian holds the prestigious honor of Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA.
For additional information regarding Dr. Larian and the various services offered at the CENTER for Advanced Parathyroid surgery, please call 310-461-0300, or visit the expert parathyroid surgeon on the web.