Jefferson University Hospitals

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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If you have been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism, you need careful monitoring to ensure your calcium levels and bone density levels are normal and that your kidneys are functioning properly. The expert endocrinologists in Jefferson's Endocrinology/Diabetes Program can help you effectively manage this disease. At some point surgery may be required to remove some or all of the parathyroid glands. This is the most common treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism, with very high cure rates.

If you have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis, Jefferson's Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Program offers prevention, diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis and related conditions, and provides multidisciplinary care coordinated with your referring physician. Established in 1992, the Program is nationally renowned and has contributed to the development of many recent FDA-approved osteoporosis treatments. The Program also has a state-of-the-art Infusion Room for the administration of intravenous osteoporosis medications.