Jefferson University Hospitals

Hyperparathryoidism

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If you believe you have hyperparathyroidism, Jefferson specialists in endocrinology and metabolic diseases can provide expert evaluation and management of this condition. Our specialists diagnose and treat hormonal and glandular disorders involving the thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as osteoporosis, other bone disorders, calcium metabolism and disorders of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism.

Housed within our Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Jefferson's Thyroid Treatment Program is the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia region and offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of certain thyroid disorders, including tumors. Treatment of suspicious thyroid growths usually requires you to see several different physicians individually and wait days or weeks before you have all the information you need. Our Program team consists of thyroid surgeons, nuclear medicine specialists, cytologists and researchers who can often streamline this process to just one office visit.

One of the results of hyperparathyroidism is the release of excess calcium into the system. Excess calcium can lead to osteoporosis. If you and your physician are concerned about osteoporosis, you can consult with specialists in our Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Program. Established in 1992, the Program was the first in the region, with state-of-the-art DEXA technology and expert staff. Our Program is also nationally renowned and has contributed to the development of all current FDA-approved osteoporosis treatments.