Jefferson University Hospitals

Parathryoid Gland Tumors

The good news is that most tumors on the parathyroid glands are benign. However, if you have been diagnosed with a tumor in your parathyroid gland, it may cause hyperparathyroidism and may need to be removed. The experts of Jefferson's Thyroid Treatment Program can perform the necessary surgery to relieve your symptoms.

If you require treatment for a thyroid disorder, our Program offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of certain thyroid disorders, along with faster service than has traditionally been available; it is the only program of its kind in the Philadelphia region.

Treatment of suspicious thyroid growths usually requires the patient to see several different physicians individually and wait days or weeks before they have all the information they need. In our Program, however, a team consisting of thyroid surgeons, nuclear medicine specialists, cytologists and researchers can often streamline this process to just one office visit. The usual anxiety created by an extended diagnostic period is reduced, and you have a head start on treatment.