Hormones secreted by the parathyroid glands help balance calcium levels in the bloodstream and in calcium-reliant tissues. If the parathyroid glands under or oversecrete, the patient may experience medical issues such as kidney stones, pancreatitis, ulcers, or osteoporosis. Our team of caring, experienced ENT doctors at The Barranco Clinic can help diagnose and treat your abnormal parathyroid glands so you can get back to enjoying optimal health and well-being.

Treatment Options for Abnormal Parathyroid Glands

While the most common solution is surgery, some patients may benefit from treatments using vitamins or medications. Parathyroidectomy is an operation to remove all or a portion of the parathyroid glands, which can help provide much-needed relief from a wide range of symptoms. During the surgery, a tiny incision is made at the bottom of the neck, where the scar will later be inconspicuous. 

What Are Abnormal Parathyroid Glands?

When the parathyroid glands produce either too little or too much PTH (parathyroid hormone,) they can be considered abnormal. PTH helps regulate the amount of calcium in the blood and body tissue. If the amount of calcium in certain areas of the body is unbalanced or off, it can result in unpleasant symptoms for the patient. Our ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic will diagnose your abnormal parathyroid glands and then chart a course for your recovery.

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Symptoms of Abnormal Parathyroid Glands

  • Poor kidney function
  • Kidney stones
  • Frequent urination
  • Discomfort and pain
  • Ulcers
  • Heart disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Osteoporosis

Who is Affected by Parathyroid Conditions?

The following characteristics may indicate a higher likelihood of parathyroid problems:

  • Chronic deficiency of vitamin D or calcium
  • Chronic kidney issues
  • A growth on the parathyroid gland 
  • Swollen parathyroid gland

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides state-of-the-art ENT services to patients in and beyond Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, exceeding their expectations for excellence. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We ensure that each client is treated as a unique individual and that the solution for their concerns fits them like a glove. This is quite different from the cookie-cutter approach found in many outdated medical institutions.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of skilled, vetted ENT specialists provide in-depth analysis of your condition and, through a collaborative and cooperative effort, are able to exponentially maximize your healing.

Continuity of Care

Your care is seamless and stress-free from the moment you initiate your first consultation to well beyond when you walk out the door. We follow up with you to ensure you are not just recovering but are thriving.

Community Investment

We love giving back to our neighbors and participate in multiple programs to provide valuable resources, education, essential items, and medical care to those most in need.

FAQs

Does The Barranco Clinic provide parathyroid testing?

Yes, we can perform customized testing to determine your condition. The evaluation may include urine and blood tests as well as imaging tests. Our ENT specialists will swiftly and accurately diagnose your parathyroid concerns and create a treatment plan to help you feel your best again.

Is parathyroid surgery difficult to perform?

Because the parathyroid gland is about the size of one grain of rice, surgery can be challenging. However, our ENT surgeons have decades of experience and can successfully perform any operation you may need.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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