Parathyroid glands are two pairs of pea-sized glands located behind the thyroid gland in the neck. This gland secretes the parathyroid hormone, a substance that helps glands regulate the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the bloodstream. The Parathyroid can secrete too much parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism) or too little (hypoparathyroidism), which can lead to predominantly benign tumors.
Parathyroid tumors are usually treated with surgical removal of part or all of the affected gland, known as parathyroidectomy. ENT of NJ performs this same day procedure through highly effective and minimally invasive techniques on an outpatient basis.
* Also, a nerve monitor is used in the procedure to gauge and protect the voice nerve during surgery.