Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Both the thyroid and the parathyroid are endocrine glands located in your neck. Their functions, however, are unrelated.
The thyroid helps control metabolism — chemical reactions that allow our bodies to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments.
Your four parathyroid glands, however, regulate the amount of calcium in your body. If your calcium levels go down, even just a little bit, your parathyroids recognize the deficiency and make more parathyroid hormone (PTH). As your calcium level builds, the parathyroids shut down and stop producing PTH. The proper amount of calcium in your body enables your neuromuscular system to function properly and support your skeletal system.
We Can Help
Mount Sinai’s Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases provides comprehensive state-of-the-art care based on the latest innovations in the field. Our surgeons are internationally recognized as experts who excel both in the academic arena and in their own clinical practices.
Please call us today to schedule an appointment at 212-241-9410.