Bilateral Neck Exploration for Hyperparathyroidism

Although minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is the standard treatment for hyperparathyroidism, some patients will need more extensive parathyroid surgery to achieve a cure. The surgeons at the Endocrine Surgery Parathyroid Program have considerable experience in bilateral neck exploration to treat the most complicated parathyroid conditions.

Bilateral neck exploration involves exploring all four organs of the parathyroid for enlarged or diseased parts. The surgeons will determine which organs are in need of removal based on its size and appearance.

Advanced Diagnostics for Hyperparathyroidism

We obtain state-of-the art parathyroid imaging prior to surgery which can often determine if more than one parathyroid gland is abnormally enlarged. One such advance is parathyroid CT scanning. Our program's dedicated parathyroid radiologist performs and interprets all parathyroid CT scans performed at Mount Sinai.

At surgery, our program's parathyroid surgeons use a combination of the preoperative imaging results, surgical findings, surgeon experience and intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing to determine the extent of parathyroid exploration.

If necessary, all of the parathyroid glands will be identified and appropriately treated, usually under local anesthesia. Our underlying principle is to perform the least amount of surgery possible to cure the patient of their parathyroid hyperactivity.

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Mount Sinai Union Square

Tel: 212-824-2350
Fax: 212-202-4713 or 212-202-4995

The Garlock Division of General Surgery
5 East 98th Street
3rd Floor (Mail Box 1259)
New York, NY 10029

1470 Madison Ave at 101st Street
3rd Floor (Mail Box 1259)
New York, NY 10029