Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions Treated | Tampa General Hospital

Parathyroid & Thyroid Conditions Treated

The TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of parathyroid and thyroid disorders.

The parathyroid is a tiny endocrine gland located adjacent to the thyroid in the neck. Everyone has four of them (very rarely five), and they all do one thing: regulate calcium levels in the blood. They do this by producing a parathyroid hormone (PTH). Parathyroid disorders are characterized by abnormal functioning of the parathyroid glands.

Conditions Treated Include:

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • High blood calcium/hypercalcemia
  • Benign and malignant parathyroid tumors
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism (renal/dialysis)
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Persistent and recurrent hyperparathyroidism (ie. unsuccessful prior surgery)
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Goiters
  • Graves' disease 
  • Thyroid cancer