What Are the Parathyroid Glands?

Your parathyroid glands are four tiny glands located behind your thyroid. Their main function is to control the calcium levels in your body. When they become overactive, they can cause a condition called hyperparathyroidism. When this happens, you might experience ongoing tiredness, bone pain, or even kidney stones. In parathyroid surgery, your surgeon identifies and removes the problematic gland, aiming to restore balance to your hormonal system and to enhance your overall well-being. 

Is Hyperparathyroidism Affecting Your Daily Life?

Living with hyperparathyroidism is a challenging medical condition, which takes a toll on your well-being. Recognizing and addressing these symptoms with empathy is a crucial aspect of our approach. At Southern ENT Associates, we're here to provide compassionate care and help you achieve long-term relief and improved quality of life.

Achieve Long-Term Results With a Targeted Treatment

Parathyroid surgery offers a solution to hyperparathyroidism, restoring hormonal balance and providing relief from debilitating symptoms. The advantages of this procedure include:

Symptom relief:

Alleviates persistent fatigue, bone pain, and kidney stones associated with hyperparathyroidism.


Targeted removal of the overactive gland ensures a focused and effective intervention.

Improved well-being:

Enhances overall health and quality of life by addressing the root cause of your hormonal imbalance.

Minimal downtime:

A relatively swift procedure with minimal downtime, parathyroid surgery allows for a quick return to your daily activities.

Long-term results:

The procedure provides enduring relief, offering a sustainable solution to hyperparathyroidism.

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Parathyroid Surgery: Are You a Candidate?

In addressing hyperparathyroidism, the most suitable approach will reflect the severity of your condition. Monitoring and managing calcium levels through lifestyle changes and medications are the typical initial steps. However, if your symptoms persist or worsen, we may recommend surgical intervention. At Southern ENT Associates, we prioritize personalized care in every case. Whether it's lifestyle adjustments, medications, or surgical intervention, our team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your condition with compassionate care.

What Is Surgery?

As you get ready for your parathyroid surgery at Southern ENT Associates, here's a breakdown of what you can expect. First, you'll receive anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. A small incision in your neck will allow your surgeon access to the parathyroid glands. They'll identify and carefully remove the overactive gland that is causing the hormonal imbalance. Your surgeon will then close your incision with precision, and your procedure will be completed. Post-surgery, our team will closely monitor your progress for a smooth recovery.

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Experience Personalized Care at Southern ENT Associates

At Southern ENT Associates, we prioritize your safety and comfort in your journey to better health. Our experienced medical professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to personalized care ensure that you feel secure and supported. As the largest ENT group in Louisiana, Southern ENT Associates provides access to a network of fellowship-trained, board-certified ENT physicians, ensuring world-class care for hyperparathyroidism. 

We're more than just healthcare providers; we're local doctors who understand our community. Choose Southern ENT Associates for expert guidance, advanced surgical techniques, and truly compassionate care where your well-being is always at the forefront.

Parathyroid Surgery FAQ

Is parathyroid surgery painful?

The procedure is conducted under anesthesia, minimizing any discomfort during surgery. Post-operative pain is typically managed with medications.

How long does the surgery take?

Parathyroid surgery is a relatively quick procedure, often lasting around 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your individual circumstances.

What is the recovery time?

Most patients can resume normal activities within a week, with a gradual improvement in symptoms over time.

Is hyperparathyroidism a common condition?

Hyperparathyroidism is relatively uncommon, but when present, it requires careful management. Our team at Southern ENT Associates specializes in providing tailored and effective solutions for this condition, ensuring optimal outcomes.

With 6 convenient locations in Southern Louisiana, we make accessing the treatment you need easy.

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