"As with any complex procedure, it makes sense to choose a facility and doctor that perform the operations frequently rather than rarely. When we were asking around, eight years ago, the UCSF hospital and Dr. Quan Duh came highly recommended on those grounds (and I have since heard from other patients grateful for his treatment there)."
Author James Fallows, Writing in The Atlantic.com in comments to his article, Garry Shandling and the Disease You Didn’t Know About
The UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center, part of the Endocrine Surgery & Oncology Practice, is a world-renowned institution for the surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism. We manage and treat all types of surgical conditions of the parathyroid, including:
- Primary hyperparathyroidism
- Parathyroid cancer
- Secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism
- Recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism
- Familial hyperparathyroidism syndromes
The UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center is one of the largest parathyroid surgery programs of its kind in the country. Some of the highlights of our services include the following:
- Surgeons who are all subspecialty-trained and leaders in the field of endocrine surgery
- Individualized and flexible care, from straightforward surgical referrals to comprehensive all-in-one services in close collaboration with our partners in endocrinology and voice specialists
- Efficiency of services, including in-office ultrasound and same-day referral capabilities to UCSF endocrinology
- Pioneers in innovative new methods in diagnosis and imaging (such as surgeon-performed ultrasound and experimental imaging techniques), as well as surgical techniques (such as minimally invasive surgery, intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement, and laparoscopy/robotics)
- Internationally renowned research program, with rapid translation of promising research to the clinic
The UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center is a part of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCSF Department of Surgery.
Diagram showing structures in the human neck. The four green shaded areas represent the most common position of the parathyroid glands, which are generally four in number and situated behind the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland (shaded orange).
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